The Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines slams country music ‘hypocrites’ for the way they treated her versus Trump

Last March was Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines‘ 12th anniversary of her infamous remarks criticizing George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and the quagmire that ensued.

It all started during a concert in London where she said she was “ashamed” that Bush was from her home state of Texas. Unapologetic, Maines took a moment to mark the occasion on Twitter:

“Just so you know, 12 years ago today, over half of this country had lost their minds and some questioned my knowitallness. #dummies

Now that a certain part of the history has been written on Iraq, her comments go over much better with a broad spectrum of the public, considering that most people today agree that the decision to invade Iraq was one of the worst foreign policy blunders in American history.

But Maines’ career took a hit as a result, mostly due to the overwhelming support Bush and the Iraq war had from country music fans.

In the wake of her comments, country music stations across the country pulled The Dixie Chicks’ music from the air. Station managers said their decisions were prompted by calls from angry listeners who deemed criticism of the Iraq invasion and its architects as being unpatriotic. Remember, this was the era of mind-numbing slogans like “Freedom Fries.”

Now in the era of Trump, Maines still sometimes comments on politics — and probably is still alienating the Trumpkin element of her fan base.

Yesterday, she made an observation about her corner of the music industry, nailing the double standards of those who subscribe to today’s far-right ideology make when it comes to political rhetoric:

Natalie, who spoke her mind in opposition to a disastrous war, was banned by an entire segment of the music industry, but a pathologically lying GOP nominee who threatens women remains beloved by that very same industry.

Welcome to TrumpLand, Natalie.



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