On the eve of the Iraq War in 2003, Natalie Maines of the country music band Dixie Chicks told a British concert crowd that the group did not think highly of the United States’ plan to invade Iraq, and that former President George W. Bush made them ashamed that the president hailed from their home state of Texas.
Many people felt the same way that Maines did.
Maines’ encountered problems, however, because many country music fans stereotypically lean to the right politically and often vote Republicans.
Therefore, her statement alienated her fans and led to boycotts of the Dixie Chicks’ music and concerts.
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