Skip to comments.Dixie Chicked
Posted on 10/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT by lakeprincess
Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks? asks Radio-Info.com, an insider site for the radio industry...the Dallas-based country trio met with both adulation and criticism after singer Natalie Maines told a cheering London audience that she was ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas, just 10 days before President George W. Bush ordered a military invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Of course it’s not the same. Hank Jr. was gobsmacked by a PC corportation and comes out of it looking better to the rock-country audience. The Dixie Chicks were dumped by their own (former) fans. No comparison at all.
Agreed. Their customers made the chicks pay.
Look at it this way, Hank can walk down any street in the USA and not worry about being seen............
NO the Dixie Chicks were in another country when they said what they did and it was the fans who turned their back.
I am no huge fan of his, but I will say this:
I admire the fact that he didn’t grovel, complain or whine (that I have heard)
He said (basically) “If that’s the way you want to do this, fine...I’m out of here. Takin’ my music too.”
I think he can walk with his head up. I listened to his interview, and I completely understood what he said initially.
Ya, it was the fans of the Dixie Chicks who turned away from them. In this case the fans of Hank Jr. are behind him.
In the case of Hank Jr., a politically correct corporation decided to take action against him. That did not happen with the Dixie Chicks.
No its not the same. People boycotted the dipsy chits. Free market at work.
Just what I was oing to say. The Dixie Twits went the way of Peter Lemongello. Who’s Peter Lemogello? Right. Hope the Dixie Twits are having fun playing at puppet shows and block parties .
Nope. The Dixie Chicks were one of the top 3 acts in country music, riding a wave of three consecutive multi-platinum albums. They were charting number 1 after number 1 hit and you couldn’t go an hour without hearing one of their songs on any modern country radio station.
Hank Jr. hasn’t had new songs on country radio since the late 80s. But radio stations will probably still play him if you call in and request it.
Williams apologized for his remark. The Dixie chicks doubled down on their classless politicking.
Silly question. The Dixie Chicks essentially bit the hand that fed them, in addition to aiding and comforting the enemy.
What, the likes of Al Sharpton aren't going to buy Hank Williams' albums anymore?
Nor did Bocephus aid and comfort the enemy. Obama IS the enemy of all Americans worthy of the name.
To be honest with you, and I am a country western fan, I have not heard as of late any new song from them as of late. I could be wrong, but when I do listen in, mostly weekends, I have do not hear them that much.
When Hussein met with Netanyahu and was told Israel cannot exist with indefensible borders, Hussein replied in essence, "Tough Noogies; the murdering savage mob next door has a higher claim to exist."
A few savage murders of sleeping babies is a small price to pay.
What's next? Ovens made in "palestine?"
What Williams said really wasn’t very smart, doesn’t make him a racist though.
First of all, how could Hitler and Netanyahu play golf? Hitler’s been dead for over 60 years.
It would have been smarter to pick a contemporary, like Ahmadenejad, to compare to Netanyahu, now THAT would have made sense.
The problem, once people hear the “H” word, everything else gets tuned out. Context doesn’t matter, just the fact that Shickelgruber was mentioned.
I like Hank, and I like what he said while on TV with the faux three stooges .
What I do not understand is why do so many of these people make admirable and bold statements and then apologize?????
Is there a trend here?
Are they being systematically threatened somehow? Do they all lack the courage of their convictions? If so, are they too disappointed and surprised (at themselves).
Smell something fishy in all of this, folks?????
How could it be racist? Hitler was a white guy.
BRAIN by Mattel
BODY by Sara Lee
MAKEUP by Martha White.
Who would even think of this dumb comparison?
That explains why I stopped listening to modern country.
Fortunately there is a classic country station near me. Hank, Jr., Willie, Waylon, and the boys. The occasional Chet Atkins or Uncle Dave.
imho, not the same. Fans stopped buying the Chicks’ records. But the record company did not fire them
Well HWJr was employed by ESPN, so if you make a controversial remark you can suffer the consequences. Even if it is a remark I agree with. ESPN is owned by Disney which is a very PC corp that caters to left wing sensibilities so I am not surprised by their actions.
If you are an entertainer and get into politics you have to be prepared for the consequences.
I hate that I had to turn my back on the Chicks. I like their music and I think they are cute. But then again, I am weird.
They’re not lesbians? Coulda fooled me.
Hank, don’t pass up a great opportunity. Record a new version of this song with a reference to this incident and release it as a single. I haven’t bought records in decades, but I’d buy several, just to support your right to speak your mind without being misinterpreted into oblivion by the PC police.
Now they want to dump a man for saying what millions of Americans are already thinking or some similar variation of his comment is ridiculous as well as self-defeating and shows America that they no longer stand with real Americans.
Celebrities would always be wise to take Michael Jordan’s approach, “Republicans buy shoes, too.”
The whole thing was politically correct nonsense. He didn’t say that either one of them was Hitler. All he said was that they were politically as far apart as Netanyahu and Hitler. The media jumped to the conclusion that Obama must be Hitler in that comparison. Now, why was that, I wonder?
Hundreds of lefties said that George Bush was Hitler. They said it repeatedly on the air. And not one of them was punished for it. Hank Williams didn’t even say that Obama was Hitler, but he got thrown off the air without any discussion at all.
I’d say that the network was a bit tender on the subject. Obama, too. Maybe because he’s been behaving like Hitler for most of his life?
The one thing he shouldn’t have done. So he apologized and sitll lost his job. NEVER apologize when you’re right. Duh!
Are you by any chance related to the Dixies?
Love the graphic, even if there are those who are too delicate to agree with you.
These protests are astro turfed, and Van Jones warned us about the coming response to the Arab Spring. Soros, SEIU, AFL-CIO are all involved...’nuff said.
Now, that is just cold. ;o)
No, I’m from Missouri. And I was fond of President Bush.
Funny how the Left cried about the First Amendment (not actually at issues) for the Chicks, but are oddly silent here. Hmm.
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