Apparently, the Dixie Chicks are still recording music, and a backdrop at a recent concert proved that they are also still making political remarks that might just get them in trouble.
At a concert in Cincinnati on Friday, the group performed in front of a backdrop that displayed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with devil horns on his head and a fiendish mustache and goatee.
It’s not the first time the group has incensed American voters. In 2003, at a concert in London, lead singer Natalie Maines told audience members she was ashamed that then-President George W. Bush was from Texas. It took less than a week for the group to feel the pain from that remark. Thousands of fans boycotted the group and radio stations pulled their songs from playlists.
This is the image they decided to use.
It looks like history might repeat itself as Trump supporters aren’t taking too well to the backdrop.
— JasonHBG (@JasonHBG) June 4, 2016
— 【J̷a̷e̷】 (@JaeCreitch) June 5, 2016
— Mark Wallace (@SkyViewMark) June 4, 2016
Just so you know….I’m ashamed Ted Cruz is from America;) pic.twitter.com/QU39ERnAzN
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) January 24, 2016
It’s a shame when fans cannot even attend a concert without being bombarded with political messages. Fans go to shows to be entertained and that’s all. Making idiotic statements only makes celebrities look like they’re out of touch and, in the end, kind of dumb.
The Dixie Chicks might be using the backdrop to get a little attention, since many people may not have been aware that the group was still making music, but you would also think they would have learned from the backlash over 10 years ago that fans don’t like it when you insult them or their intelligence.
There’s no doubt the Dixie Chicks are free to speak their minds, but they should also be ready for the backlash that comes by doing so.
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