Meet country music sensation Florida Georgia Line. The bans has apparently aligned themselves with BLM after telling police officers they were not allowed backstage, or near the band, at two venues.
Country music duo Florida Georgia Line is backpedalling after they allegedly dissed law enforcement in both Wisconsin and now Iowa. Last week, FGL was in Kenosha, WI for the Country Thunder music festival when they made it clear they didn’t want officers anywhere near them.
“We were on the grounds the entire event covering the camp sites, festival grounds and also (backstage),” Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said. “I was informed the (Florida Georgia Line) spokesperson had made the request prior to the concert that no law enforcement be backstage while they were on the grounds.”
So I wonder who FGL will blame when some drunken, shotgun-totin’ redneck – and I say that with all due respect – slips backstage and starts ass raping the band’s sisters/girlfriends?
Now, TMZ has reported the duo did the same thing in Iowa – only this time, it was law enforcement who had the last laugh. Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver said he was headed backstage at the Great Jones County Fair Saturday night to go over security protocol with the band when a FGL crew member told him uniformed officers were not allowed backstage – per the band.
Graver said halfway through their performance, he was told the band wanted him to provide a police escort out of town following their performance. Sheriff Graver informed them he wouldn’t spend “one tax dollar assisting them.” (H/T – TXNick)
Naturally, Florida Georgia Line received a lot of backlash for their policy. As a result, they are walking back their comments, claiming it was a “misunderstanding,” and called both sheriffs to apologize.
Now I don’t know what’s in FGL’s hearts, but I do have a question: If FGL did nothing wrong, and claim this is a misunderstanding, why apologizea week after the fact? Why not immediately come out and vigorously deny the story? Personally, I believe the sheriffs, but I’m biased.