Country Singer Chris Stapleton says he now realizes that the United States is evil and the country he grew up thinking was great is a myth.
Speaking to CBS, the “Broken Halos” singer said that the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd was a turning point for him.
Stapleton said that Floyd’s police-involved death was a “broad awakening” for him.
“I think everybody should be doing more,” he said, according to Fox News. “It’s time for me to listen. And it’s time for other folks to listen.”
He added that Floyd’s death made him realize something about the country.
“You know, I thought we were living in a different country. And that’s 100% real,” the “Tennessee Whiskey” singer explained. “I feel like the country that I thought that we were living in was a myth.”
The Kentucky native said that he is now a big believer in the Black Lives Matter terrorist cause.
“Do I think Black lives matter? Absolutely… I don’t know how you could think they don’t. I think we all have a lot of work to do, you know, as individuals as a society. And if you don’t think that, I think you’re not looking,” he said.
The singer’s latest album is also a political statement.
Stapleton’s latest album also touches upon another sad moment in recent American memory, the 2017 mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead. The track “Watch You Burn” features lyrics like, “Only a coward would pick up a gun, and shoot up a crowd trying to have fun.”
Looks like patriotic country fans have another singer to cross off their list.
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