On January 6, 2021, armed Trump supporters stormed the nation’s capitol in an try and overturn the election outcomes with lethal power.
Regardless of the deaths and the everlasting stain upon our nation’s historical past, their try at a white nationalist revolution failed — this time.
Celebrities have been livetweeting identical to the remainder of us. Some within the Nation music scene had some alarming takes on the horrific assault.
Nobody is extra disillusioned to see Nation stars sharing conspiracy theories than singer and songwriter Maren Morris, who is asking out her friends.
“At present is gonna be exhausting to shake,” Maren Morris tweeted final week as white insurgents stormed Capitol Hill.
“One thing my WW2 combating Paw-Paw by no means informed me about,” she added, “one thing my mother and father by no means needed to undergo…”
Maren then shared that she was “interested by how I’ll inform my son about this sooner or later.”
“My pal posted this immediately,” she adopted up the subsequent day.
Contained inside the tweet was a sequence of screenshots of debunked conspiracy theories, accusing “antifa” of finishing up a “false flag” to border Trump supporters for the assault.
“Perhaps she ought to do higher analysis earlier than spewing harmful conspiracies,” Maren steered.
“I’m utterly disgusted,” fellow Nation star Mickey Guyton tweeted.
“Are these boys nonetheless backing the blue? Asking for a pal,” Mickey added.
That line, in fact, was in reference to the way in which that police have been battered, harassed, and in a single case, killed by the white insurgents.
That is when Maren chimed in beneath her pal’s tweet.
“How do some singers’ wives conveniently not know the distinction between marching for racial injustice and Nazis breaching our Capitol as a result of their man did not win?” she requested.
That may be a particularly reasonable query — however rhetorical. Sadly, it isn’t exhausting to guess why individuals who beat and trampled a police officer on November 6 would cheer police after they attacked BLM protesters.
It seems that Maren and Mickey are referring to Brittany Aldean and Brittney Kelley.
The women are, respectively, the wives of Jason Aldean and Brian Kelley.
Brittany has signaled her malice at each flip, from saying assist for disgraced Donald Trump, difficult historic Black Lives Matter protests, and even whined concerning the narrative of the January 6 DC assault.
Brittney Kelley has not technically spoken in assist of Trump.
Brian, nonetheless, has informed no less than one fan that he didn’t vote for President-Elect Joe Biden — and followers know that the majority, however not all, spouses are inclined to vote equally.
Whether or not Brian was saying that he voted third-party, voted for Trump, or didn’t vote, the that means is similar, as none of these choices are useful for America.
Brittany Aldean additionally whined on social media about being “silenced” after one among her Instagram posts was deleted on Instagram.
The publish referred to a false and likewise harmful conspiracy concept, alleging that the assault on the capitol was a “false flag.”
It appears that evidently white insurgents storming DC was a wakeup name to a number of social media platforms, who’re lastly — too late — attempting to cease viral misinformation from spreading unchecked.
Only for the document, ntifa is a motion, not a company. The identify is simply antifa, as in anti-fascism.
Their complete factor is sporting masks and opposing fascism — that is it. They do not have candidates or platforms.
The insurgents storming the capitol have been unmasked fascists, the alternative of antifa. Additionally, dozens of them have already been recognized as identified Trump-supporters.
In the meantime, Brittney Kelley needed to regulate the caption of one among her personal posts.
Initially, she had referred to the white nationalist horde as “patriots.” Once they attacked the capitol and she or he realized the way it was seeking to the remainder of the world, she rephrased.
Maren is not the one one who’s disillusioned. Nation music could have been coopted by white supremacists, however there are nonetheless good individuals in that tradition who know that bigotry has no place amongst them.