Record label defends song making fun of liberals, says ‘message is speaking to millions of people’

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The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

One thing about liberals—they are soooo sensitive. God forbid someone throw a little shade their way. This was of course expected after Aaron Lewis released a song called “Am I the Only One?” which makes sport of liberals. Apparently, liberals are incensed that not only does the song make fun of them, it is also number one on the country charts. Sacrilege!

Lewis’s record label, Big Machine Label Group, has been getting slammed by the left for releasing the song, however they are standing by their guy, Breitbart reports. The company’s CEO, Scott Borchetta says he supports Lewis and dismissed calls by some to boycott.

One such whiner, a left-wing music blogger (career choice there) named Bob Lefsetz called the song “heinous” while slamming Big Machine for releasing the hit song.

However Borchetta was having none of it, writing an open letter in which he defended the company’s actions in reply to  Lefsetz and other liberal lunatics.

 Borchetta opened his letter writing, “Firstly, I believe in the First Amendment. My job has never been to tell my artists what to sing and write about.”

He continued:

“Aaron Lewis and I have political disagreements. But there are also things we agree on. I think that’s the foundation for the idea of our country,” Borchetta said.

“It doesn’t work if we’re so divided that we can’t reach across the aisle, have a conversation or an argument, and ultimately, shake hands. If we can’t do that, ant this moment is so divisive, we may never get our country back.”

The song has gone viral particularly among patriotic Americans, especially when recently some leftists have called for a change in the American flag, a new National Anthem, and similar insane ideas.

The song soared to number one on the country charts despite the fact that radio stations refused to play it, therefore it got no radio airtime.

Breitbart notes the song is “very pro-America” and takes aim on liberals, among them leftist Bruce Springsteen for their anti-American rhetoric.

The lyrics include:

“Am I the only one who can’t take no more /Screamin’ ‘If you don’t like it, there’s the fuckin’ door,’” the song goes. He continues that he is willing to “take a bullet for free.”

 In slamming “The Boss,” including the following line:

“Am I the only one who quits singin’ along/Every time they play a Springsteen song?”

Borchetta noted that while he approves of releasing Lewis’s pro-America song, he has also produced music by Sheryl Crow, a hardcore leftist who released a pro-Kamala Harris song in 2020. It’s unknown if it’s the cover of a famous Elton John song about someone being “back.”

Borchetta then noted the wide range of musical talent the label has represented.

“At the Big Machine Label Group, we represent artists as diverse as Sheryl Crow singing ‘Woman In The White House’ to Aaron Lewis singing ‘Am I The Only One’ to Ray Wylie Hubbard to Tim McGraw to Thomas Rhett to Glen Campbell to Nikki Sixx/Rob Zombie/John5 (L.A. Rats) to Brantley Gilbert to Justin Moore to Florida Georgia Line to Brett Young to Lady A to Ayron Jones to Callista Clark and many more.”

Borchetta continued slammed the comparison of Aaron Lewis to the Ghetto Boys (whoever they are) and said that Lewis was speaking to “millions of people.”

“To just ‘cancel’ (drop) Aaron is ridiculous and I’m disappointed that you would even suggest such a thing. Comparing Aaron Lewis to the Ghetto Boys? That’s a reach and a half…

“You don’t have to agree or acknowledge but Aaron’s message is speaking to millions of people.

“Let it be a wake-up call to reps and dems alike—be loud and be heard!”

Borchetta then noted that apparently Lewis’s song worked as intended.

“It woke you up. It inspired you to make a statement. It worked. And it’s working. It’s inspiring conversation,” he said.

In his rant about the song, Lefsetz moaned that the song should have been played at CPAC, according to Variety.  

“This middle-class, right-wing wanker has recorded a song that should have been played at CPAC, in between speeches by nitwits like saying to refuse the ‘Fauci ouchie.’”

English is apparently not his forte.

We have to admit its good fun watching liberals lose their minds over a song. It’s not like it’s advocating killing someone, such as leftists do when they advocate for killing police officers, for example.

In case you haven’t seen the official video of the song, here it is:

 

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Cancel culture of course has gone completely insane. From Dr. Seuss to statues of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, to Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben. It’s out of control. Last year we wrote about liberals offended by of all things the movie Grease. For more on that we invite you to:

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The following contains editorial content written by a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

ENGLAND- The sheer absurdity and absolute stupidity of the woke, cancel culture knows no bounds. Now they’ve chosen the wrong movie to pick on…Grease. They have awakened a sleeping giant.

Oh, this isn’t in the United States…yet. It’s in Britain, The Sun reports.  

No wonder we had to bail them out of World War II.

For those unfamiliar, Grease is set at an American high school in the late 1950’s, a much simpler time in our nation’s history. That was long before everyone was offended by everything.

The film, based on the Broadway hit of the same name, contains the usual adolescent hijinks that took place in high schools in the 1950’s, and from personal experience in the 1970’s. There is absolutely nothing in the film that someone who doesn’t have their shorts twisted in a bunch should be offended about. Yet somehow, those haughty British did.

On Boxing Day in Britain, the day after Christmas, the BBC aired the 1978 movie, which apparently set some of the more sensitive of Brits into orbit.

What were the criticisms? Well it was “misogynistic,” “rapey,” the ever-overused “racist,” and also included what was referred to as “slut shaming.”

 

Grease was a surprise hit released in the late 1970’s and starred teen-idols John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, along with an ensemble cast that included a number of 1960’s and 1970’s television and movie stars, such as Eve Arden, Joan Blondell, Bobby Darin and Edd Byrnes. It was easily a feel-good movie with a soundtrack that was easy to sing along with.

Of course, the woke who also probably think the Grinch glorifies child abuse because the main character wraps Cindy Lou Who in wrapping paper were out of their minds being offended by Grease.

In the era of the #metoo movement (except where Joe Biden is concerned), Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ and the rest of the alphabet crowd, and other “woke” types of awareness, people are just wrapped too tight to embrace Hollywood fiction.

Let’s go through some of the scenes where those butt-clenched Brits were offended.

One scene is at the drive-in, when Danny Zuko (Travolta) gives Sandy (Newton-John) his high school ring. In the olden days (like when I was in high school), giving your girlfriend your class ring to wear was a sign of commitment, a tradition which I’m told no longer exists. What a shame.

Anyway, after Danny gives Sandy his ring and she accepts, he takes that as permission to advance to the next phase of their relationship, otherwise known as “second base.” When Danny moves in to do so, Sandy is having none of it. She leaves the car in a huff and as he goes after her, she slams the door, hitting him right in the “sweet spot.”

One person on Twitter was very, very offended:

“The drive in/botched makeout session between Danny and Sandy hasn’t aged well. Film kinda glides right into song (“Sandy” before viewers register the date rapey vibe of the scene they just saw. #Grease”

Yet another:

“Ahhh man. Just watching #Grease one of my favourite films and it’s so of its time. Misogynistic, sexist and a bit rapey.”

 

A third:

“Damn. It seems like Danny’s kinda rapey at the Drive-In with Sandy. #Grease”

“#Grease

This is far too sexist and overly white and should be banned from the screen, it is after all nearly 2021.” 

 

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Oh, but it didn’t end there, but you knew that already, didn’t you?

“Slut-shaming”…did you know there was such a thing? Apparently there is. People were also offended that Rizzo, played by Stockard Channing was being condemned by her peers for having sex.

Does anyone remember high school? Everyone talked about everyone. It was a right of passage. Of course, this was before cyberbullying on social media, thus people had more of a filter and wouldn’t say anywhere near face-to-face what goes for routine talk today on Twitter or Facebook.

Then, there is the part where Rydell High School is going to be part of a live broadcast on “National Bandstand,” a takeoff of the Dick Clark franchise “American Bandstand.”

While the football coach, played by Sid Caesar is reading the rules of the dance off, he says that all couples must be “boy/girl.” One of the T-Birds then says, “Too bad Eugene!” referring to the high school “geek.”

Of course in PC 2021, that is considered “homophobic,” even though the setting for this film (and in fact the time when it was released) was before everyone became aware of and sensitive to such commentary. It’s a time period movie for God’s sake.

Well, of course this set off one of the wokesters:

“All couples must be boy/girl? Well Grease, shove your homophobia.”

“Grease peak of homophobia,” said another.

Hoo boy.

Then there is the allegation of racism. Why? Were the T’Birds and Pink Ladies using racist terminology? Did they prohibit minorities from belonging to their respective gangs? Nope.

There were not enough minorities in the movie.

Here ya go:

“Hey, there’s one non-white couple at the dance! One! #Grease”

Another:

“I caught the end of Grease, the movie, and noticed there were no black actors or pupils at the high school.”

A third:

“Watched Grease on the BBC, surprised they let it go, full of white people.”

The humanity!

For her part, Olivia Newton-John, now 72, has previously dismissed any claims of sexism about the movie.

“It’s a movie and a fun story and I’ve never taken it too seriously.”

Breitbart reports that in Britain, other movies have also been targeted and have been given trigger warnings, which call out their “outdated attitudes” by Sky, owned by Comcast. Among those films are Aliens, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Flash Gordon, The Jungle Book, and Lawrence of Arabia. 

Even the live-action remake of Aladdin starring Will Smith has received the same trigger warnings. 

 

What’s next? People are going to watch Star Wars, also made in the 1970’s and complain that the Imperial Storm Troopers were all white.

Seriously, where does this ridiculous nonsense end? Do the British complain that Mel Gibson’s character in The Patriot, Benjamin Martin is too mean to the British troops, or that there were not enough minorities among the Continental Army?

Political correctness, wokeness and cancel culture are literally destroying everything.

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