People Call Out Country Music Star’s Lyrics After His Speech In Support Of Banning ‘Obscene’ Books In School
We send our children to school to get an education; however, not everyone agrees on what is appropriate to expose kids to at school. Country music star John Rich is pro-censorship when it comes to books in school, and many are calling him out for his hypocrisy.
Rich told the Tennessee legislature, “What’s the difference between a teacher, educator, or librarian putting one of these books…on the desk of a student or a guy in a white van pulling up at the edge of school when school lets out and saying come on around kids let me read you this book and show you these pictures. What’s the difference in those two scenarios? There is a difference by the way. They can run away from the guy in the white van.”
Y’all —- Today at the TN legislature, testifying for @CepickyTn64’s pro-censorship bill, singer @johnrich accused schools/librarians of “grooming” kids because there some library books may discuss sexual content. (Reminder: His big hit was “Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy” 🤷🏻♂️) pic.twitter.com/KTVIiLoCxm
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) February 24, 2022
Rich told the committee that he was speaking to them as a dad. However, as a dad, does he think his own music is appropriate for children to listen to?
Many people have pointed out on social media that Rich’s own song lyrics are quite obscene, such as the lyrics of his song “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.”
@johnrich so does this mean you are going to have ALL copies of your song “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” & all copies of the video destroyed? Because it is pretty sexually explicit if you ask this teacher & I think it maybe grooming children. I’ll wait. 🤷♀️
— Beth Fullerton☮️ (@BethFullerton2) February 24, 2022
Ummm…John? Just skimming through some lyrics. Not sure you’ve read them lately. I think you’ve done FAR more grooming than any teacher has.
— Snarkastic Ginger With Shenanigans & Tomfoolery (@SaxonThegn) February 24, 2022
His song lyrics are more disturbing than the books they want to ban!!! pic.twitter.com/w1v1N5Ulmk
— Heather R Wilder (@WilderheatherR) February 24, 2022
Photos from John Rich’s bar in Nashville. Some of his employees and some with his customers. What exactly is he afraid these young ladies might have learned from reading a book at school? pic.twitter.com/liEH9Qj3h9
— GHMama (@GHMama3) February 24, 2022
After speaking in front of the legislature, Rich tweeted about why he thinks it’s important to speak up.
Testifying at the Tennessee House of Reps legislative committee today was quite a deal. Some supported, some dissented, but Going toe to toe with adversaries is necessary in these times. We must bring the fight to them. We The People are the firewall between tyranny and freedom pic.twitter.com/9ixUHtfENf
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) February 24, 2022
Do you think Rich’s stance on censoring books at schools is hypocritical?