Fox & Friends criticize Kacey Musgraves’ call for gun control at Lollapalooza
As you may have heard, Kacey Musgraves gave a speech at Lollapalooza after the country was hit by two tragic mass shootings, and urged the crowd to yell “somebody fucking do something!” in regards to the current state of America that allows for massacres like this to happen.
The thousands of people at Lollapalooza — and even more watching from home — seemed to be on the same side of Kacey, but not surprisingly, Fox & Friends took issue with what she said. Host Ainsley Earhardt, who seems to be more offended by the word “fuck” than by tragic killings, brought on guest Todd Starnes, an author and conservative radio host, to discuss Kacey’s speech and she said, “She’s up there preaching about gun control, but how about her language? What happened to wholesome country singers?”
The eye-rolling and offensive quotes did not stop there. “I suspect she was put on a church prayer list,” Starnes responded. Later, he talked about the current wave of country singers who voice their liberal politics, and said, “Once liberalism starts to grow on something” — “Can’t get rid of it,” Earhardt interrupted — “It kills everything it touches,” Starnes concluded.
Later, Earhardt asked, “What about the kids? She’s asking them to chant the F word. I thought about that. I don’t want my daughter… I mean, these young girls, they look up to these musicians. She sings two great songs that I’ve downloaded, ‘Butterflies’ and ‘Rainbow,’ I love those songs, but now I’m gonna look differently at her because she is chanting that vulgar language.”
Starnes also penned an eye-rolling and offensive op-ed for Fox News about Kacey, titled, “Country music going liberal? Sweet mercy, let’s hope it’s not getting Dixie-Chick-a-fied,” and in that op-ed, he harped on her language too. “I’ll say this about Ms. Musgraves, she’s got a mouth that would make Hank Williams, Jr. blush.” Sigh.
In her Lollapalooza speech, Kacey said, “Somebody fucking do something about the shit that’s happening in the last 24 hours – much less everything that’s happened in the last 200-and-fucking days in America. I don’t know what the answer is, but obviously something has to be fucking done. Maybe somebody will hear us if we all yell together and say, ‘Somebody fucking do something.'”
Kacey also tweeted a video of her starting the chant, and tagged Trump, writing, “Don’t you hear us, @realDonaldTrump? Don’t you hear our pain? You have the power to become a hero. Why don’t you take it?”
She also added, “For a man who clearly loves being well-liked, it’s indescribably mind-numbing to see him blatantly and murderously ignore doing ONE THING that would not only make people happy but would SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES. True leaders don’t stand back and watch the world burn. @realDonaldTrump.”
Later, she continued, “I love keeping things about the music and usually stay out of politics publicly UNTIL it barrels past political party preference points and dangerously encroaches on fundamental human rights. It’s then not political issue anymore. It’s a matter of heart. Of humanity. Of survival.”
In response to someone telling her to “stick to singing,” she said, “Let me be clear – I’m from Texas. I grew up around hunting and guns. There’s a time and place for that and even self protection in ways..but this is different. The system is majorly flawed and NOBODY NEEDS ANYTHING REMOTELY AUTOMATIC. PERIOD. They’re mass killing machines.”
And she concluded, “Hold your politicians accountable. Hold the president accountable. Start paying attention to actual ways we can make change happen. I promise I will too ♥️ Love to anyone out there w/ fear & anxiety like me. Hold on to your loved ones & let’s all get thru this awful period alive.”
You can watch the Fox & Friends segment here:
— K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@KaceyMusgraves) August 5, 2019