March 26, 2015 11:00 pm -

[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]Country radio stations are hearing from furious listeners who are upset that Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” promotes lesbianism.

…folks in Nashville were up in arms over an article in The Washington Post, claiming that the song is being dropped from radio stations left and right due to “furious phone calls and e-mails accusing ‘Girl Crush’ of ‘promoting the gay agenda’ and threats to boycott the stations.”

The song tells the story of a woman envious of the other woman in her man’s life through some of the most brilliant word play ever in a country song. Yet, with snippets of lyrics such as “I want to taste her lips” and “I want her magic touch,” nervous station managers and fast-reacting listeners have begun a revolt against the song, pointing to its apparent lesbian undertones.

The Washington Post says:

There’s a deep chasm these days between what’s popular on country radio — still the genre’s most powerful platform — and what fans are actually buying: “Girl Crush” is No. 4 on iTunes, but lags at No. 33 in radio rankings. And while country music is seen as more progressive now — with explicit lyrics about sex and casual marijuana use — significant portions of the traditional audience will not tolerate a song that they even wrongly assume is about a same-sex relationship.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

27 responses to Anti-Gay Uproar Over Country Song ‘Girl Crush’

  1. Anomaly 100 March 26th, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    THIS song bothers people? OMG.

    • majii March 26th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Yep, and it doesn’t surprise me, Anomaly, because some people would be upset about seeing their own poop in the toilet. I’m not attracted to women, but other women who are attracted to females does not upset me. To each his/her own. My parents emphasized the value of minding one’s own business to myself and my siblings when they were rearing us, and they were right. I’m much too busy taking care of my own affairs to have time to stick my nose in others’ affairs.

      • Anomaly 100 March 27th, 2015 at 8:24 am

        You had good parents.

    • Suzanne McFly March 27th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      I always figured guys liked girl on girl, can’t believe anyone is actually complaining about it. I guess the longer you live the more you learn.

  2. Budda March 26th, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    My favorite Country/Western song is: It’s hard to kiss the lips at night that chew your ass out all day long…now that can be construed as “kinky”.

  3. bpollen March 26th, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    They express outrage at the thought of girl-on-girl sex, then lock themselves in the bathroom so they can “contemplate the decline of civilization…”

    • Carla Akins March 27th, 2015 at 5:13 am

      ^^^^Spot On^^^

      • bpollen March 28th, 2015 at 7:26 am

        And thank you!

    • tracey marie March 27th, 2015 at 7:49 am

      that was great!

      • bpollen March 28th, 2015 at 7:26 am

        Thank you!

  4. nola878 March 26th, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Heard this band the first time on Jimmy Fallon the other night. Have listened to some more since then. Not a country fan, but absolutely LOVE their harmonizing.

    To those that are outraged over this song, got news for you: there are gays all around you…co-workers, friends, and family. Fellow citizens. Get over it. And equal rights for all!

    ps…very pretty song.

    • CHOCOL8MILK March 27th, 2015 at 12:14 am

      This song is sung from the point of view of a woman who is jealous that the man she wants is with another woman. The song is about how she is jealous of that other woman. Conservatives seeing gay everywhere. I agree how silly it is that conservatives are outraged.

      • Roctuna March 27th, 2015 at 10:36 am

        You’re expecting them to be thoughtful and reasonable. Not gonna happen when a knee-jerk reaction is all they’re capable of.

  5. jybarz March 27th, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I’m perturbed that Cons are perturbed. Nah, not really. I’m thrilled they’re upset. It’s a terrific song! Cons must have pretty stressful life hating so many things.

    • fahvel March 27th, 2015 at 4:20 am

      interesting idea – the conz are just miserable ineffectual kind of gonna be pudgy adults outside the party gates watching while people with any kind of confidence dance to the music.

  6. Larry Schmitt March 27th, 2015 at 5:02 am

    They think this song “promotes the gay agenda?” What does that even mean? Are gays trying to turn straight people? They obviously haven’t even listened to the whole song, but just to the few phrases cited in the article. Listen to it one time, and it’s obvious it has nothing to do with being gay.

    • Suzanne McFly March 27th, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      If I listten to it, you have to promise me I won’t want to date girls because that would be so much worse then the jerks I seem to attract…/s

  7. Carla Akins March 27th, 2015 at 5:12 am

    Traditional country music fans are a little slow, this song has been out there for a year. Country music had two established musicians (male) come out last year and it’s one of the central storylines on ABC’s Nashville. I think perhaps we should be asking, who is listening to the “radio”? New country fans stream their music.

  8. causeican March 27th, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Screw the Dixie Chick haters.

    • Bunya March 27th, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      I don’t like country music – but I loves me some Dixie Chicks!

  9. tracey marie March 27th, 2015 at 7:46 am

    what is it about the right and their “gay agenda” wails? What the hell is this agenda, equality, that scares the hell out of them

    • Hirightnow March 27th, 2015 at 10:16 am

      It’s the genitalia.
      It frightens them.

  10. arc99 March 27th, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I cannot escape the conclusion that anytime right wingers are pi$$ed off, it is due to something that has happened which in the long run will make America a better place for all of us.

  11. eyelashviper March 27th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    This group has violated the sacred oath of contemporary country music….
    No twang, no hollering about trucks and flags, no faux cowboy hats and pointy boots, and they actually are musicians….the horror.
    No surprise that Taylor Swift abandoned the genre and sought fresh air and options…

  12. Pilotshark March 27th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    WHY>>>WHY>> that`s neither Country or Western!!!!!

    we don’t play that here in Bob`s country bunker!!!

    Heading up!!!!! Moving them out!!! Raw Hide!!!