It would be one thing for us to be annoyed with country radio stations for banning an LGBT-themed song based on a bogus holier-than-thou attitude — we’ve seen that movie before, and the ending is so predictable.
But it’s another thing entirely for those stations to ban a straight country music song because they don’t quite understand the concept and think it’s gay.
Either way, it’s pretty ugly.
The song in question is “Girl Crush” sung by Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild, and the gist of it is a female longing to be a different girl so that she’d be the object of a man’s affection.
Apparently that’s too complex of a thought for some country music fans.
Here’s the chorus:
I want to taste her lips
Yeah, ’cause they taste like you
I want to drown myself
In a bottle of her perfume
I want her long blonde hair
I want her magic touch
Yeah, ’cause maybe then
You’d want me just as much
“You are just promoting the gay agenda on your station and I am changing the channel and never listening to you ever again!!” one idiot from Texas wrote in to say.
In a recent interview, the band was asked, “Is it frustrating to you that here is your song – that is one of the Top 10 sellers for weeks and weeks and weeks – and people on the radio are still afraid to play it because they think it’s a lesbian song?”
Fairchild responded, “Just the fact that we’re still discussing that, number one, there’s so many problems with that whole issue.”
Here’s the jam, which if were drunk and doing whippets all night, maybe we could mistake for a lesbian love song: