Hank Williams Jr. reprised his role as
a fiery anti-Obama blowhard on Friday, telling fans at a concert that the
president was Muslim and anti-American.
The comments were apparently met with applause
and loud cheers.
He also released a song entitled "Keep the Change," in which he derides not only the president but also Fox, who he describes as,
In a July 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Williams Jr. doubled down on his particularly blunt brand of criticism of the Obama administration.
When asked if he believed Obama hated America, Williams Jr. responded,
A number of entertainers have come out in support of Obama and/or against the Romney-Ryan ticket.
The Silversun Pickups
issued a strongly worded
cease-and-desist letter to Romney when it was revealed that the campaign had
played one of their songs. The campaign responded by saying it was within
its legal rights in playing "Panic Switch" and added that the song was not
among those usually played and would not be used again.
Ryan had previously said that Rage was his favorite band. In his op-ed, Morello wrote that Ryan represented,
But Williams Jr. is not alone in the entertainment world.
Musician Ted Nugent has made a cottage industry out of criticizing Obama, most recently claiming that the president,
Nugent was investigated by the Secret Service
after he made the bizarre claim that a second Obama victory would result in
the singer either being "dead or in jail."