Country star Luke Combs has apologized for appearing with Confederate flags, saying he is now aware of how painful that flag is.
Ummm Luke, bubba: the Confederate flag may be painful to some, but it is not painful to your audience.
And just so we’re clear on the concept: that “audience” would be the folks who buy your albums, attend your concerts and wear your T-shirts; and in a pure head count they probably outnumber the flag-hating weenies by 25,000 : 1.
Now I don’t know if continuing to display the Stars and Bars at your concerts would disenchant folks in the crowd — just in passing, I bet your next concert will reveal an absolute sea of Confederate flags in the audience — but I’m pretty sure that a whole bunch of your fans are going to be mightily pissed off that you took a knee towards the Politically-Correct Set.
And the problem with doing that is that these woke bastards are never satisfied, especially after you do it once. Expect your lyrics to come under scrutiny from now on: references to cheating women will be labeled “gender-hatred”, singing about booze will be considered as encouraging alcoholism, and forget your pickup truck, that gas-guzzling ozone-destroying monster.
And if a country singer can’t sing about love, booze and trucks, there’s fuck-all left for him to sing about.
Oh, and a postscript: just wait till the vegans see this pic…
I should also point out that until I wrote this post, I’d never heard of Luke Combs.