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WaPo Tries to Cancel Nation Music. Actually

Cancel Tradition isn’t completed with nation famous person Morgan Wallen, this website declared simply days in the past.

It seems its subsequent goal could also be nation music itself.

Wallen infamously uttered the “n-word,” similar to Hunter Biden repeatedly texted with out fallout, and watched his profession collapse in a single day.

He briefly misplaced his label, his capacity to be heard on radio stations and streaming platforms alike and extra. Main awards exhibits instructed him to remain residence, at the same time as they honored his chart-topping hits.

Now, The Washington Put up is gunning for greater than Wallen. It needs to cancel a whole musical style. Right here’s the headline, in case you assume there’s hyperbole in play.

“A 12 months of nation music controversies has left some followers disillusioned — and questioning whether or not they need to preserve listening”

What are these “controversies?”

  • Nation superstars didn’t communicate up sufficient about systemic racism following George Floyd’s demise
  • Wallen used the n-word in personal (and never in opposition to any individual of colour and sans malice)
  • Nation music nonetheless isn’t numerous sufficient
  • Jason Aldean doesn’t like President Joe Biden (… have you ever seen the polls, WaPo?)
  • Some nation singers are in opposition to masks mandates for college youngsters, which isn’t completed in European international locations and ignores the minuscule menace COVID-19 poses to youngsters
  • Some nation singers are in opposition to vaccine mandates
  • Carrie Underwood “preferred” a Tweet vital of masks mandates

Time to cancel nation music, apparently.

We then meet a number of nation music followers who not hearken to the style primarily based on all the above. Clearly, one thing should change, by no means thoughts the actual fact they characterize a microscopic minority of followers.

It’s the sort of deranged argument you would possibly (would possibly!) see on a Day by day Kos weblog, however even that far-left platform would possibly blanche on the idiocy in play. As an alternative, one of many nation’s premiere information retailers uncorked it — and it’s not even within the op-ed part. 

Right here’s how WaPo explains away how most nation music followers help one of many so-called controversies listed above – Aldean’s anti-Democrat arguments.

When you simply scrolled via the ecstatic feedback beneath the posts, it might be straightforward to get the impression that each one nation followers agreed with this declaration. However in case you look carefully, particularly recently, that’s removed from the case.

You imply some nation music followers disagree with some arguments made by the celebrities? So what about pop music followers? What in the event that they disagree with the trade’s progressive messaging? Keep in mind when Madonna dreamed of blowing up the White Home, presumably with the Trump household inside?

Is that problematic, too? The place’s that article? Isn’t that hate speech?

We’re then instructed there are brazenly liberal nation music stars, too. Phew! Nevertheless it’s clearly not sufficient for WaPo or followers who demand whole solidarity with their world view.

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One nation fan thinks the “n-word” incident ought to have crushed Wallen’s profession, completely.

“How that wasn’t the top of his profession to me says so much in regards to the nation fan base and a few of the artists themselves who simply didn’t communicate out in opposition to what he stated or did.”

Who cares what she thinks, particularly when Wallen’s music is hovering on the charts proper now?

Subsequent, we meet a rustic music fan (former fan??) from … Ontario. They actually needed to stretch to search out these voices, no?

Hasan Zia, who lives in Ontario, used to take pleasure in Wallen’s songs (“I confirmed his music to my non-country fan buddies for example of how nation music is sweet”) however has taken him out of her listening rotation.

That an august information outlet revealed this drivel exhibits how reporters dwell in a bubble of their very own biases. And, when confronted by individuals who disagree with their world view and so-called information, lash out with all of the fury they’ll muster.

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