On Morgan Wallen Getting Booted From “Saturday Night Live”
Earlier this week, Morgan Wallen and his antics last weekend surrounding the University of Alabama football game Saturday (10-3) was all everybody was talking about in mainstream country, though nobody was writing about it. Dozens of TikTok videos of the 27-year-old’s maskless partying with college-aged girls emerged, and specifically of Wallen sucking face with half a dozen of them.
Even though the videos were being circulated widely and feverishly discussed on social media, it didn’t make it into proper media anywhere, as it probably shouldn’t have. Even the tabloids avoided it as a story, because it wasn’t one, and it still really isn’t. Yes, Morgan Wallen sired a child who was born back in July, but the status of the mother is baby mama, not wife. So there was no infidelity involved, and nothing he did was illegal. It was just a country bumpkin with some hit songs living the rock star life. It was imbecilic, yet typical behavior between consenting young adults.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t disconcerting. Lo and behold, a guy who launched his career collaborating with Florida Georgia Line, and whose producer is Joey Moi who helped make FGL and Nickelback famous is a total douche canoe. The Tennessee native isn’t even an Alabama fan. You normally see him dudded out in Knoxville Orange. Wallen just crossed state lines as a vector of disease because that’s where the party was, and he’s already burned out his welcome on Lower Broadway in Nashville, where he was arrested getting bounced out of Kid Rock’s bar of all places. Yeah, that wasn’t a particularly good look either.
But imagine if country music’s most notorious partiers and philanderers like Hank Williams were around during the time of social media, and what kind of debauchery would have been chronicled? What we already know about these country legends and have the mug shots to prove is notorious enough. In fact we celebrate and glorify these men for their antics and indiscretions. The difference here though is this isn’t ol’ Hank traveling down the “Lost Highway” of broken-heartedness and addiction. This is a dude with a mullet and mostly bad pop country songs making an ass of himself. Nonetheless, as ol’ Hank once notoriously sang about in his time, “Mind Your Own Business.”
Sure, the lack of a mask is troubling. And even though the COVID-19 Public Shame Committee can overreact at times—and destroying people’s lives for minor offenses and never showing forgiveness while professing compassion and open-mindedness has become the new world sport—it’s still not a good look for a guy of Morgan Wallen’s status to be setting such bad examples, and on multiple points.
And now it’s cost Morgan Wallen his opportunity to make his debut on Saturday Night Live this week, which cited COVID-19 protocol in the cancellation. It’s probably a smart move on their part. There are many more worthy people who deserve that honor anyway. Get Tyler Childers, or Jason Isbell, Ashley McBryde, or Miranda Lambert. They’re due the opportunity, and will take it more seriously. Yes, Morgan Wallen is one of the hottest things in country music at the moment, right up there with Luke Combs. But aside from turning in a worthy rendition of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up,” the guy just doesn’t have a whole lot.
Morgan Wallen’s Wednesday afternoon apology seemed sincere, backwards baseball cap and all. “I think I have some growing up to do. You know, I think I’ve lost myself a little bit,” he says. “I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, and, I don’t know, it’s left me with less joy. So I’m going to go try to work on that. I’m gonna take a step back from the spotlight for a little while and go work on myself.”
But you also recall the moment of the birth of his out-of-wedlock child in mid July when Morgan Wallen professed, “I’m a changed man. I’ll be the Dad you deserve as well as the co-parent your mother deserves. Since you were born, I know that every decision I make will be with you in mind. I promise I’ll always protect you, and do my best to be an example of a good, godly man just like my daddy was for me.”
That was less than three months ago. Guys who can convince six different women eight years younger than them to suck face on the same night tend to have a curios superpower to talk their way out of anything. It’s one of the things that makes them so attractive.
But all of this doesn’t feel like it just has to do with Morgan Wallen. It has to do with the environment today’s country artists are asked to navigate.
Far be it from me to stick up for Morgan Wallen, and the maskless cavorting is not defensible in this environment, no question. But when overactive Twitter handles obsessed with canceling artists and destroying their careers over any perceived slight becomes commonplace, and tied specifically to severe ideologies obsessed with weeding out those who refuse to comply with their demands, it becomes troublesome on a grander scale. Morgan Wallen’s Saturday night in Tuscaloosa was not a story. Saving Country Music, and a dozen other outlets concluded this for days until social media fury became too hot to handle.
That doesn’t mean Morgan Wallen didn’t deserve to get booted from SNL, which he arguably didn’t deserve to be appearing on in the first place. But the Uptight Brigade that used to be obsessed with censoring song lyrics and finding Satanism everywhere in society has now shape shifted, and they’re still just as uncool. Morgan Wallen was a buffoon. But slap him on the wrist, give him a COVID test, and move on. He’s not the boogeyman. He’s just a hillbilly with a hit record.
….And good gosh ladies, if you see a guy like this, whatever you do, no matter how famous he is, or your relative level of sobriety, for the love of God, and for the whole of society, don’t screw them.
what is life . ##morganwallen ##bama ##fyp @morganwallen♬ This Bar – Morgan Wallen
October 8, 2020 @ 11:40 am
I think I dislike Morgan Wallen more than cancel culture. Which, frankly, surprises the hell out of me.
October 8, 2020 @ 11:44 am
I don’t understand why any woman would want to suck face with this guy. 🤮
October 8, 2020 @ 12:01 pm
Cuz he got $$$!
October 8, 2020 @ 12:35 pm
in the immortal words of Brad Paisley….
October 8, 2020 @ 5:54 pm
“I don’t understand why any woman would want to suck face with this guy.”
Why….?? Because he’s in a band……
October 8, 2020 @ 7:47 pm
Well I’m a woman I don’t care whether he is in a band or not because he’s probably passing around a few diseases.
October 9, 2020 @ 1:05 am
Hey….The band life can be a petri dish….(or…so I hear….)
October 8, 2020 @ 11:58 am
I am OUTRAGED.
It’s The University of Alabama. NOT Alabama University.
October 8, 2020 @ 11:59 am
As far as I know, I think SNL also said they would try and reschedule him at another time, so it’s more like getting postponed than getting cancelled I suppose. At least I think that’s what he said in his apology video.
Clearly the guy has some growing up to do, but I appreciate Morgan owning up to his mistakes and I hope he really does use this as an opportunity to become a better person. His apology seemed genuine and sincere, and it seems to me like his heart’s in the right place. I’ll be rooting for him to get better.
Kenneth L Davis
October 9, 2020 @ 1:56 pm
Never was resolve stronger than the day after it was never weaker…
October 9, 2020 @ 2:03 pm
Cool Lester Smooth
October 10, 2020 @ 6:27 pm
Yeah – the guy could very well be contagious even with a negative test, right now.
They straight up can’t have him perform in person.
October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
The type of music that Hardy and Morgan Wallen are putting out needs a name. I’m torn between “Trailer Trash Country and White Trash Country. My only problem with those two names is that I know folks (that I also like) who live in trailers and also might be considered white trash. I really hope that Hardy and Morgan Wallen are nothing more than guys you come across in the bargain bin at Walmart sooner than later.
October 8, 2020 @ 12:08 pm
just call it Trash Country, avoids any pitfalls.
Personally I think the bargain bin at Walmart would be too good for this music. The shear fact it is still available would be the problem.
Billy Wayne Ruddick
October 8, 2020 @ 12:11 pm
“Nashville Pop” is my preferred term. Whatever is used, it certainly shouldn’t have the word “country” in it.
October 8, 2020 @ 12:50 pm
It’s called “The Bro-Country Evolution”
Bro-Country songs with decent lyrics and hooks – but still pandering and pop leaning.
Hardy got that Rock Emo Boy edge to him, while Morgan leans on Pop.
It’s not for me
October 8, 2020 @ 7:08 pm
I can listen to Morgan every now and then but Hardy is just some cringe evoking stuff.
In fact here’s a name for it: CRINGE COUNTRY.
October 10, 2020 @ 8:45 am
Regardless what you call it, it still seems pandering as hell. Especially HARDY’s newest album, how many “I-love-my-truck” and “I-hope-my-dead-buddy-is-tearing-up-heaven” songs do we need? Unless it’s coming from Upchurch I’ve had my fill.
October 8, 2020 @ 12:39 pm
Justin Bieber in a different market?
October 8, 2020 @ 12:40 pm
Fucking hypocrites. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/arts/television/snl-live-audience-paycheck.html
October 8, 2020 @ 12:55 pm
Haven’t heard him.
“One of the hottest things in country ” you say?
That’s probably why…thanks for the update.
This is the only country music site I use:)
October 8, 2020 @ 1:07 pm
October 9, 2020 @ 12:27 am
Not quite sure how this is in any way hypocritical. They follow procedures and make sure the risk is minimized. It is not like they were partying with masks and kissing eac other.
October 9, 2020 @ 8:37 am
If you really believe the virus is so dangerous, why look for ways around the rules? Preaching something as dangerous, and then disregarding precautions when it interferes with your own goals is considered………..
October 9, 2020 @ 10:57 am
No one is looking for ways “around the rules” they follow standard procedure, add an extra step of payment and minimize the risk. The other party was partying with a group of people wothout a mask and kissing multiple girls. Nothing hypocritical abou these precautions at all.
October 9, 2020 @ 7:13 am
you should learn what a word means before throwing it around.
October 9, 2020 @ 8:34 am
Please expand, genital. Im absolutely sure those on the Left have no idea what the word means.
October 9, 2020 @ 8:57 am
it would only be hypocritical if wallen’s replacement, jack white, also had footage of him circulating for what they decided to uninvite wallen for. having an audience (which they can) is not the same, unless they have footage of people in the audience also acting in such an irresponsible way. hypocrisy doesn’t just mean things you don’t like, bub.
i suspect, based on your bringing up politics, you have no problem with trump for finding tax loopholes and making questionable deductions to pay next to no income tax over the past 15 years, yet are scorning SNL for finding and using a loophole – which is an actual example hypocrisy.
October 9, 2020 @ 9:14 am
Let’s not have this veer into a Trump discussion, and let’s please keep this discussion on the topic at hand. Thank you.
October 8, 2020 @ 12:54 pm
Ironically, Grady Smith (Youtube critic) – has stated on numerous occasions lately that Morgan can do no wrong to the eye’s of his fans. Any bad press makes him into a more “folk hero” dude.
His statement hasn’t aged well.
October 8, 2020 @ 1:47 pm
I’d say Grady is mostly right about that. I was going to broach how Wallen, Riley Green, and Koe Wetzel all inhabit a space where they’re unapologetically counter-productive to the politically correct moment we’re in right now, and perhaps will in the future. But I definitely think this incident helps Morgan Wallen with many of his fans.
October 8, 2020 @ 3:04 pm
Agreed. His fans don’t give a shit that he did this. Personally, COVID or not, I find it a bit gross. Age difference, having a kid and still sucking face with teenagers is just weird to me. But there was consent so whatever. I think I saw more of his fans (predominantly girls in their late teens, early 20s) not be upset with the fact that he did this, but that he didn’t do this with them. So I still think Grady is right, he can do no wrong with his fans.
Personally, I don’t care for much (if any) of his music. Hope he learns a lesson or two, if not for him..for his kids sake. I think losing a primetime spot to play music and get more exposure is punishment enough.
October 8, 2020 @ 6:44 pm
That’s an interesting topic and one I’d be curious to hear more about. I do think (to change the topic a bit) that their musical styles are pretty distinct from each other. Personally, I mostly like what I’ve heard of Riley Green’s music, and dislike most of Morgan Wallen’s (not familiar with Koe Wetzel).
October 8, 2020 @ 1:10 pm
I doubt that anyone vacuous enough to enjoy his music won’t care. SNL must really be struggling right now if they booked him. He looks like a real turd in a birdbath.
October 8, 2020 @ 1:13 pm
Off topic, but I think this dude (Morgan Wallen, who I didn’t know from Adam at the time) walked right by me, brushing my shoulder, at Robert’s in Nashville last fall. We made eye contact as he walked by all cocky with his little crew heading toward the back of the place. I thought to myself “who is this mullet-having, earring-wearing, leather-jacketed hipster redneck motherfucker?” Didn’t seem like anybody else at Robert’s knew or cared either. Well, that’s him right there in the photo. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
strait county 81
October 8, 2020 @ 1:14 pm
He needs to punch a paparazzi person,Go on rant on a plane ride,Call his kid a pig,Get in a fight over a parking spot and then they will have him on the show doing impersonations.
October 8, 2020 @ 1:42 pm
If he says he’s pro-choice, he’ll get the musical guest gig AND the hosting gig.
October 8, 2020 @ 2:27 pm
Do we have to make everything political?
Cool Lester Smooth
October 10, 2020 @ 6:51 pm
As long as he’s not violating safety protocols in the days running up to an in-person show, they genuinely won’t care.
That’s all this is about.
October 8, 2020 @ 1:34 pm
This King of the Hill caricature has the best PR machine behind him. Besides the Jason Isbell cover, I can’t name one song by him, but not a day goes by I don’t read about him in SCM, Whiskey Riff, Rolling Stones Country or see him in social media.
October 8, 2020 @ 2:25 pm
Anyone who would cancel him over this has never heard of him in the first place.
October 8, 2020 @ 2:26 pm
October 8, 2020 @ 2:27 pm
Hopefully they replace him on SNL with another country act for this Saturday..
I’ve heard it might be too late, unless they get someone out of NY or a band in house at 30 Rock (like The Roots)
October 9, 2020 @ 9:10 am
Nope. Jack White.
October 8, 2020 @ 3:31 pm
is it too late to get ray wylie hubbard to pinch hit as the musical performer on snl this week?
[I originally was going to say whitey morgan, but ray wylie hubbard has been in the news more recently for his first star turn at austin city limits since it started around 73, even tho he’s the definition of austin music]
October 8, 2020 @ 5:55 pm
Bet Dale Watson would do it.
October 8, 2020 @ 3:54 pm
“But the Uptight Brigade that used to be obsessed with censoring song lyrics and finding Satanism everywhere in society has now shape shifted, and they’re still just as uncool.”
October 8, 2020 @ 4:20 pm
“But slap him on the wrist, give him a COVID test, and move on. He’s not the boogeyman. He’s just a hillbilly with a hit record.”
And Ashlee Simpson is just another …
October 8, 2020 @ 5:50 pm
Everybody who sets foot on a TV set gets a covid test. Usually 2, one 3 days prior,, one day of. But the NFL is also being vigilant and, Titans and Patriots still have cases so I don’t blame SNL for being careful.
He’s not cancelled, but he screwed up.
October 8, 2020 @ 5:55 pm
Remember when Blake hosted SNL?
October 8, 2020 @ 6:19 pm
No, it was probably before I got into country….
October 8, 2020 @ 7:18 pm
2015 or 2016
He did well
October 8, 2020 @ 4:28 pm
The thing is (and this is going to be a really unpopular comment) but… he can actually sing. And not just sing, but like has a once-in-a-generation voice (imo) that is being completely outshone by his choice of song (and autotune) and lifestyle (although I personally don’t care about that).
Anyway, I’m rooting for him and his gift. I really hope more people get it one day. And that he does work worthy of people getting.
Down East B
October 9, 2020 @ 7:18 am
“The whole dang time that dog had been the boot..”
-The Wishing Boot
Down East B
October 9, 2020 @ 7:21 am
Sorry, that ^ was meant for the comment above about Blake.
October 8, 2020 @ 4:36 pm
I have a hard time grasping why these type incidents make his fans love him even more. I truly don’t understand the fascination with him.
Saving Bro Country Music
October 10, 2020 @ 8:18 am
A significant percentage of the population doesn’t believe in masks. A significant percentage of the population may believe in masks but doesn’t like being told what to do. A significant percentage of the population doesn’t feel an overtly liberal show like SNL should be making policy decisions.
Then, you have the non-COVID aspect of what he did. Guys can respect an unattractive dude hooking up with a bunch of Alabama sorority girls. Girls like the idea that he was actually making out with fans – means they have a chance with him. Both guys and girls like the idea that he parties like a normal person, as opposed to someone who just sits in the VIP room at a posh LA night club for 30 minutes purely for the sake of getting photographed.
October 8, 2020 @ 4:55 pm
I have to agree with you. He was just partying. So, now, “rockstars” can’t be freaking rock stars? (Yes I realize many of you don’t think he is famous or that is he is a star because “you’ve never heard of her..”🙄)
You mention Hank in the article. It used to be cool to be famous and do crazy shit. That’s the rockstar life. Have you people read the stories of Eddie Van Halen recently and his partying ways?
What about the phrase “party like a rock star?”
And now stars are shamed if they do it. So weird.
October 8, 2020 @ 5:36 pm
People aren’t offended by the immature behavior, they’re offended by the fact that he and his face-sucking fans are taking extra-special super-duper risks on spreading an infection that can affect lots of people outside their immediate circle. like, those college girls are completely fine with a round of spin the bottle/COVID russian roulette with this guy, but the joe schmoe cashier at the supermarket who has to deal with them a week from now who is now at risk if they passed something around by doing this.
People care when celebrities do this now only because they’re a role model of sorts, and they play a part in normalizing stupid behavior. Most of the “normal” ltraditional kinds of rockstar stupid behavior don’t affect all that many people, but with COVID we can get things like superspreader events where if stupidity gets a few people sick and it can quickly get out of hand into a dozen or a few dozen. It happening among young people rather than, oh, say, the White House last week, is almost more dangerous because people in their 20’s are more likely to be asymptomatic carriers and thus spread the pandemic more widely out of ignorance. That’s why people care about this kind of thing being a public instagram stupidity.
October 9, 2020 @ 4:18 am
Russian roulette? Unless you’re a fat ass, or have underlying conditions, your chances of dying are less than 1%. Its amazing how this thing has been manipulated to scare the simple.
October 9, 2020 @ 7:54 am
Hilarious Honcho. You have been manipulated because you are simple.Wipe your face you have Kool-Aid all over it
October 9, 2020 @ 8:47 am
It always seems like you’re posting during naptime at your preschool. The koolaid metaphor flew right over your head. Ask your teacher what it means.
October 9, 2020 @ 12:03 pm
Hey Mike butthole, I know exactly what the Kool-Aid metaphor means that’s why I used it on you. It always seems you’re posting things from your holding cell.Ask your probation officer what it means
October 8, 2020 @ 6:02 pm
I can promise you that his sincere apology was not 100% heartfelt. First, he received a call from Lorne Michaels cancelling his appearance. Second, the ass chewing he got from his record company and management probably was the first time someone has told this guy “NO” since he had his first hit record. People can do what they want, but did this guy did not stop long enough to think he was going to be going to NYC where everything is still basically on lockdown from a filming standpoint. Yet, he goes to Alabama and sucks face with a bunch of tarts that don’t believe that Covid has killed 200,000 people. When I see young people make such stupid mistakes, it makes me think “too much too soon.”
Here’s some advice. Go away for awhile, cut your stupid-looking mullet, reinvent yourself, apologize to everyone that helped get you that spot on SNL and learn something from it. Most importantly, stop thinking you will always be the hottest thing in Nashville because there is someone out there that will eventually take your place.
October 8, 2020 @ 6:31 pm
Click on the link that Mike Honcho provided,
If you dare …
Gather ’round children
October 9, 2020 @ 7:17 am
what do you think that proves about whatever point you’re trying to make, di?
October 9, 2020 @ 9:48 am
Feeling ballsy enough to come after me?
Makes me smile.
Hey, it’s a relaxing Friday afternoon.
Dig in. Do a little research.
Mike H. provided a nice link.
As for me, looking forward to live music, outdoors, this evening.
October 8, 2020 @ 6:35 pm
I am SHOCKED……absolutely SHOCKED…..I tell you !!!!!
Shocked to hear that SNL was still on the air….What’s it been…like a hundred years…????
What young Mr Wallen needs is a positive role model to help him lean how to walk the straight and narrow. Maybe a past SNL alum…maybe someone like….John Belushi…!!!
No matter what the “experts” say. No matter what the “Powers That Be” want… Humans are social animals, no amount of shaming or fines are going to keep people (especially young people) from getting together….
I also imagine…sucking face with a mask on…is….no fun…!
King Honky Of Crackershire Knows Best
October 8, 2020 @ 9:07 pm
I can’t believe he cucked. What a loser. Never apologize unless you really are sorry. Don’t be sorry unless you really did something wrong.
The mask cult can eat crap and die.
I have no idea who this cuck is, but he needs a buzz-cut.
October 9, 2020 @ 8:12 am
Was it hard typing that with all that drool on your screen?
Billy Wayne Ruddick
October 8, 2020 @ 9:52 pm
Wouldn’t it be cool if Zephaniah got called up to do it? I’m sure he’s about a 15 minute cab ride away. There’s a snowball’s chance in hell of that happening though!
October 9, 2020 @ 7:42 am
I thought the same exact thing. I don’t know where in Brooklyn he lives but he can either take the F straight to Rockefeller Center or the L to 6th Avenue and transfer to the F. I might even watch the rest of the show if he was on.
October 9, 2020 @ 4:30 am
Any Twitter scolds complaining about just the drinking and cavorting are probably jealous but it’s doing it in the middle of a pandemic when you’re about to perform in one of the hardest hit areas that’s plain inexcusable.
October 9, 2020 @ 5:35 am
I’m NOT a Wallen fan, but I think he did nothing wrong, unless he failed to get laid at least once that night.
October 9, 2020 @ 6:40 am
SNL hasn’t been relevant since Buckwheat left- next.
October 9, 2020 @ 7:22 am
“and destroying people’s lives for minor offenses and never showing forgiveness while professing compassion and open-mindedness has become the new world sport—”
Do you have any examples of peoples lives being destroyed over a minor offense?
October 9, 2020 @ 8:18 am
I was wondering this too. You’d think the 210,000
people who died were the ones who had their lives destroyed not the country singer who had his snl appointment rescheduled.
October 9, 2020 @ 9:02 am
Nobody is comparing dying of COVID to getting called out on Twitter.
Morgan Wallen was irresponsible and set a bad example. He took responsibility for it and apologized, and paid a price by losing his SNL gig. I can guarantee you there are dozens, maybe over 100 other performers who’ve taken that stage and done things much worse than what Wallen did.
October 9, 2020 @ 10:54 am
He didn’t lose it. It is getting reacheduled.
October 9, 2020 @ 3:34 pm
Nobody is blaming him for partying like a rock star. If it was 2019 everything would be fine.
October 9, 2020 @ 9:09 am
Where do you start?
Heard from Ryan Adams lately? His ex’s said he was an asshole. The horror! How about Al Franken? Charlie Rose? Garrison Keillor, who it’s still unclear if he ever did anything wrong? See the furor yesterday when it was announced Mel Gibson was cast in a new movie? Some of these men did you pretty awful things. But they should also have the opportunity to be reformed and forgiven. Some probably don’t, like Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein. This is one of the fundamental tenets of a liberal society.
October 9, 2020 @ 9:52 am
Dude come on. Ryan Adams was accused of sending pictures of his dick to a child. Mel Gipson still makes and stars in big hollywood movies after getting caught on tape saying he hoped his wife was raped by a pack of n words. What do you want? People on the internet aren’t a monolith. If you do shitty things a certain percentage of the population isn’t going to forgive you. Actions have consequences, even if you didn’t hear about a lot backlash pre social media doesn’t mean it didn’t exist.
October 9, 2020 @ 10:27 am
Look, you came to the wrong place if you are expecting me to defend the actions of Ryan Adams, Mel Gibson, or Morgan Wallen. As I said in the article, Morgan’s actions were indefensible, and so were the ones from these men. But there are also plenty of examples of individuals simply being accused with no evidence, and having their careers destroyed. But overall, I was simply pointing out that forgiveness and rehabilitation should be, and must be an imperative of any classically liberal society to function, and this has been forgotten by many in a rush to purge society of people who think differently from us, on both sides of the cultural divide.
And by the way, embedded in that accusation against Ryan Adams was the information that he specifically questioned the young woman on her age, and that she lied. Again, I’m not going to defend him. But there are men and women accused of much worse still functioning in society, while yes, his life and career have been destroyed. I’m not saying Ryan Adams shouldn’t be held accountable for his actions. I’m just asking if the punishment fits the crime … as someone who was once called out directly by Ryan Adams, and is blocked by him on social media.
October 9, 2020 @ 5:34 pm
I have always said Steve Earle is the Euronymous of country music. If that is true, then Ryan Adams, minus the murdering and arson, is its Varg Vikernes…an arrogant asshole that absolutely no one likes.
October 9, 2020 @ 10:20 pm
“Actions have consequences” is every midwit’s favorite phrase these days. On the one hand you call it accusations, and then on the other you say it was his “actions.” Which is it, your pureness?
October 9, 2020 @ 10:07 am
Way to show a HUGE PAIR.
Do not mistake this for ass kissing.
That is the subject i receive an F in.
Guess just not indoctrinable, though several Universities have tried.
Cool Lester Smooth
October 11, 2020 @ 1:48 pm
Ryan Adams sent a dick pic to a minor (one of many women he approached about “helping their careers,” so that he could nail them).
He also spent years emotionally abusing his wife.
His main issue, though, is that he’s a prick, too boot. If he had done all that while being “chill,” he’d have a ton of people making excuses for him.
October 9, 2020 @ 8:33 am
October 9, 2020 @ 9:37 am
Oh Jack White is stepping in. Excellent!
October 9, 2020 @ 12:03 pm
Being canceled (or rescheduled) from Saturday Night Liberal (SNL) is like getting a call from the dentist or proctologist saying your appointment has to be cancelled. I see no negative in this.
October 9, 2020 @ 2:06 pm
Wallen is getting more publicity from this then if he’d actually gone on SNL (which has sucked for the last 20-25 years).
The Original WTF Guy
October 9, 2020 @ 3:36 pm
Isn’t the real issue here that his music SUCKS?
October 10, 2020 @ 3:13 am
Good for SNL
October 10, 2020 @ 7:03 am
I’d cancel him based on his music more so than what he did.
Keepin it Country
October 10, 2020 @ 10:28 am
I feel like he could be a damn good country star if he tried. The sad part is he doesn’t. Honestly I can’t blame him for partying. I’m a college freshmen and did it and I got COVID! Well at least I’ll be immune. Those girls in the video are just as much to blame for spreading Covid and speaking from what I have seen very few college students wear mask, only the minimal requirements such as going to class or Walmart.
October 11, 2020 @ 12:41 am
“ Well at least I’ll be immune”
Keepin it Country
October 11, 2020 @ 9:13 am
Yeah well how many people have you heard getting it multiple times? So far I’ve only heard of two, so catching it again it not at all one of my concerns. When you get a disease you get immunity.
October 11, 2020 @ 10:08 am
Keepin it Country
October 11, 2020 @ 11:04 am
Thank you for confirming what I said. Only two people are reinfected. Therefore I have nothing to worry about. We have to have some type of immunity if out of all the people who have had COVID only 2 maybe 3 were reinfected with it.
October 11, 2020 @ 11:07 am
That’s some mighty selective reading you did there!
Atomic Zombie Redneck
October 11, 2020 @ 7:40 am
He demonstrated reckless, unsafe, and selfish behavior in the days leading up to an appearance on a show which is taking great measures to protect its cast, crew, and live audience from COVID.
That sentence is the entire story. Not his infidelity. Not political correctness. Not cancel culture.
If I worked for SNL, I would be grateful that they’re taking the health and safety of their employees and audience members so seriously.
October 11, 2020 @ 9:32 am
I might be wrong, but I think if Hal Willner were still alive Wallen wouldn’t have even been booked. He had much better taste than that.
October 11, 2020 @ 12:39 pm
Like with a lot of people these types of stories always catch my eye, when they really shouldn’t.
That being said, in future articles please don’t refer to Hank when talking about dickhead wallen and the like. Hank had a problematic life and talent in spades. These countrypop clowns have neither one, nor the other.
October 13, 2020 @ 8:56 am
It’s absurd to act like you know what YOU would do if you were in his situation. I am no fan of his, but i do know that in my 20’s, if i had college girls throwing themselves at me, and a big pile of money in the bank, I would be doing the same exact thing. Unless you’ve been a star country singer in your prime with millions in the bank at 27 years old, it’s tough to speak on what you’d do if you were in his situation.
October 18, 2020 @ 1:58 pm
Willie Geist interviewed Lorne Michaels as this was happening. You can hear his take at 15:15 in the podcast. (interesting side note – Lorne was 30 when SNL started 45 years ago).