Finally. Americans no longer have to struggle in the darkness trying to figure out what the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks thinks about our current president.
Apparently the group is still together (who knew?!) and still anxious to weigh in on partisan politics.
You might recall that it was Natalie Maines that almost single handedly destroyed the Dixie Chicks’ careers when she went overseas to criticize President Bush on foreign soil, suggesting that she was “embarrassed” to say he was from the Chicks’ home state. That wasn’t the smartest move in the country music industry, as it turned out:
[T]he backlash over that comment ultimately ended their career as superstars…
Country stations across the United States pulled the Chicks from playlists. One station in Kansas City, Missouri, held a Dixie "chicken toss" party in which people dumped the group's tapes, CDs and concert tickets into trash cans. The group went on "indefinite hiatus" and didn't perform for several years.
But they’re apparently back now, not just with music that no one wants to hear but also political views that are just as cringe-worthy. Don’t believe me? Maines took to Instagram to try her hand at political comedy, and it went about as well as you would expect:
Listen, I think it's unbelievable how people are badmouthing the President! It’s unacceptable! This is our President! How dare you make fun of the mentally ill and elderly? Not to mention, he’s the President of our United States Of America! Unbelievable. Don’t you know we live in a democracy?! You can’t do that sort of thing. What are you thinking?!
Using old age and mental illness as character attacks? Always a smart, safe, classy thing to do. At least on the bright side, this boneheaded remark won’t tube their promising careers. That ship sunk a long time ago.