September 6th, 2012 by faye
“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin does not seem to agree with country musician Hank Williams Jr. — after he unleashed a tirade on President Barack Obama during his performance at a music festival in Texas on Sunday night. Alec Baldwin said that Williams Jr. is a “racist coot.”
As previous reports have stated, Hank Williams Jr. went on a rant at the Stockyards Music Festival, slamming U.S President Obama.
“We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!” the singer told the crowd at the concert in Fort Worth, Texas.
The report from news outlet Dallas Sun also stated that the country singer called out “queer guitar pickers” and told liberal politicians to “move to Mexico.”
The newspaper reported that the comments of 63-year-old Williams Jr. were met by applause and cheers from the audience, with one man even “waving a Confederate flag in front of the stage.” The country singer’s choice of words appears to be a new mantra, as he also made identical comments at the Iowa State Fair back in August.
However, not everyone is in union with the singer’s sentiments — and Alec Baldwin is one of them. The actor has taken to his Twitter account and called Hank Williams Jr. out:
“If Hank Williams Jr. wasn’t such a pathetic, wheezing fossil I’d have a talk with him,” wrote the actor Tuesday. “I think we need to call Hank Williams Jr what he is…. A broken-down, senile, racist coot.”
“I love to insult these right-wingers, draw them out, then block them,” Alec Baldwin wrote in an earlier tweet.
Hank Williams Jr. is known to be a political activist who campaigned for George W. Bush in the 2000 election, rewriting his song “Young Country” to include the lyric, “This is Bush-Cheney Country.” In 2008, he made changes to his song “Family Tradition” to be “McCain-Palin Tradition” in support of that year’s GOP ticket.
This July, the rocker released his new album titled “Old School, New Rules,” which features numerous tracks lambasting President Barack Obama and the state of the country. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Williams Jr. explained, “If I was at my office and I could get to my Internet and list the things like where our economy is –- you don’t want to go there with me. I mean, (Obama) is the worst.”
The remarks made by Hank Williams Jr. come nearly a year after he compared Obama to Adolf Hitler on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends.” Williams Jr. was said to be talking about the fact that Barack Obama and Vice President Biden played a round of golf with two Republican leaders, commenting, “That’d be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.”
While on-air, the show’s anchor Gretchen Carlson asked, “You used the name of one of the most hated people in all of the world to describe, I think, the president.” Williams Jr. responded, “Well, that is true. But I’m telling you like it is.”
Following his appearance, sports network ESPN pulled the singer’s Monday Night Football theme song from its weekly game-cast.
Hank Williams Jr. responded in a statement, “Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme – but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me – how ludicrous that pairing was. They’re polar opposites and it made no sense. They don’t see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president.”