People are such goobs sometimes, I swear.
Last week Trace Adkins performed during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I watched the whole parade for the express purpose of watching Trace sing.
Go figure he was like the last performer.
Anyway, when Trace came on he was handsome as ever but was wearing what appeared to be a full mink around his neck. I kind of laughed about it because I told my husband that his choice of neck warmer was really, really going to piss PETA off.
A week later and there was not a peep from PETA or any other animal activists about the fur Trace was wearing. Man got off easy because generally when a celeb wears fur the animal rights groups are ready to skin the celeb alive and let some poor cold animal wear their skin. Even if it's faux fur, the activists are out for blood until they get confirmation that it's fake.
Not that Trace would probably have cared what PETA or anyone else thought about his choice of winter wear, but it still surprised me that no one seemed to have said anything.
Anyway, browsing my feed reader this morning I realized there was a big kerfuffle (yeah, I said kerfuffle) going on now regarding Trace, but not because of the dead animal he wore around his neck during last week's parade AND last night's NBC's Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Special, but because he was sporting a Confederate flag ear piece.
There was Trace performing in his long coat, full-dead-animal fur collar on proud display and it was the itty bitty piece of sound equipment in his ear that angered people.
Have to say I chuckled a bit.
Here's what E! had to say:
Country singer Trace Adkins wore a Confederate flag earpiece last night when he performed during the nationally televised Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting.
Unsurprisingly, the political statement set Twitter afire with protests from viewers who found the statement highly offensive.
So far Trace hasn't commented on his Confederate flag controversy (if that's what you want to call it) and if I know Trace (which I don't but I like to pretend I do), he probably won't because I'm pretty positive he could care less what the world thinks about what he does.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.