Radio Stations Pull a Hit Country Song Off the Air Because they Say the Lyrics Promote a ‘Gay-Agenda.’ Do they?

Radio Stations Pull a Hit Country Song Off the Air Because they Say the Lyrics Promote a ‘Gay-Agenda.’ Do they?

grlcrshLittle Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” which is topping the country charts on iTunes and at #17 on Top Country Billboard, is irking some people. The racy lyrics are about jealousy by a female toward her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend, implying that she wants her because she has him. 

IJ Review covered the controversy,

Some think it “promotes the gay agenda,” according to The Washington Post:

“In recent weeks, multiple radio stations from coast to coast have been inundated with similar complaints about “Girl Crush,” forcing several to take it out of a regular rotation. (Sample comments heard by a Texas program director: “You are just promoting the gay agenda on your station and I am changing the channel and never listening to you ever again!!”)”

Bobby Bones, one of the nation’s leading country music radio hosts, was baffled by the backlash against the song, Taste Of Country reports.

Bones brought it up to Karen Fairchild, one of the band’s singers, when Little Big Town visited his show:

“’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?’ he asked them. ‘It would drive me insane!’

‘Just the fact that we’re still discussing that, number one, there’s so many problems with that whole issue,’ Fairchild replied. But it’s clear that ‘the gay agenda’ is still a hot-button topic at country radio, whose audience tends to be more conservative than the wider culture.”

What do you think? Here are the lyrics, and watch the video and interview below.

“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
I got a girl crush”

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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