Full disclosure? I saw “Willie Nelson” trending on Twitter and had a minor freak-out. After a closer look, I realized it was just Willie being Willie. A good fuckin’ dude. But, watching the drooling idiots who didn’t know he was liberally-minded get mad about it has been delicious.
Who is willie Nelson? I assure you that none of us care who he supports
— Ungovernable Allie – FROGS DON’T NEED FLOATIES (@AllieCrenshaw12) January 9, 2022
@MickeyGuyton We don't want your kind in country music! All you people talk about is your god damn race and skin color! Don't you effers have Rap, Hip Hop and R&B? GOTTA RUIN AND DESTROY SHIT WITH YOUR WOKE BS! JUST LIKE Y'ALL DID WITH MTV!! GET THE F OUT OF OUR COUNTRY MUSIC!!!!
— Let's go Brandon#45 (@sammilovesbucky) January 8, 2022
Imagine claiming to be a Country Music guy and not knowing Willie Nelson ain’t here for your racist bullshit. Some of us were country when country wasn’t cool. Yalll can still party at Applebees or some shit. #willienelson pic.twitter.com/T20AOtZRKD
— Kris Kristoffersonsson (@MericanDaddy) January 3, 2022
The fact that people are finding out TODAY that Jason Aldean is a trump supporter and Willie Nelson is a liberal is proof positive that very few people actually listen to lyrics.
— Aaron LaCombe (@AaronLaCombe1) January 2, 2022
We aren’t sure why this is coming as such a surprise. The legendary Willie Nelson supports the CRAZY idea of helping everyone, and making sure everyone gets a fair shake. Watching the “runner-up enthusiast” MAGA crowd coming apart over the last few days over this has been incredibly entertaining.
"They're entitled to their opinion and I'm entitled to mine."@WillieNelson on the criticism he received from some fans because of his support for Texas U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke: "I've been supporting Democrats all my life." https://t.co/f8u2wc159S pic.twitter.com/cgK442ijnb
— The View (@TheView) September 18, 2018
Willie is as liberal as they come. He understands that societies move forward together and they don’t leave anyone struggling behind. That kind, gentle demeanor isn’t only caused by the farmer’s field of weed he has smoked on a daily basis. His advocacy for the disenfranchised and marginalized people has gone on for decades. Remember Farm Aid? Quite the socialist movement to help out struggling farmers, eh?
Lending your name to a good cause
DAILY BEAST ANALYSIS:
“In comprising a list of the most charitable celebrities of 2013, the site analyzed four different types of data: The number of charities supported by each.
Using these four types of data — each weighted 25 percent — the Daily Beast came up with a list of the 25 most charitable celebrities. Names like Oprah, George Clooney, and Brad Pitt, also includes two Texas-born stars. Willie Nelson, the highest ranked Lone Star celeb, came in at No. 11 as he supports 16 charities and was ranked fifth in terms of traditional media coverage for supporting his causes. The musician is most widely known for his involvement with Farm Aid — a charity to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land — of which Nelson is president.”
The work Willie does doesn’t fit the “pull up your own bootstraps” narrative and this has the ‘Me over We’ crowd foaming at the mouth. I get it. When I found out Eric Clapton was a total piece of racist shit, I was disappointed too.
The knuckle-draggers finding out Willie Nelson has always been a good dude is causing meltdowns. I love it. It's almost like when we all found out Eric Clapton was a racist, anti-vax piece of trash. I get it. It's a tough pill to swallow.https://t.co/Ly6kz8TMnZ
— Ryan Lindley (@ryanlindley) January 9, 2022
Keep on trending for the right reasons, Willie.