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Country Radio Quickly Removing Morgan Wallen From Playlists After Racial Slur

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Feb 3, 2021.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Morgan Wallen, who has had the number one album in the country the past few weeks, is being removed from country radio and various high-profile playlists after using a racial slur over the weekend.

    Said one figure in country radio who did not want to comment for attribution: “Morgan Wallen appears in virtually every half-hour of music across 4000 stations across America right now. How’d you like to get that message at midnight, that you have to take him out of the music blocks you already set up for Wednesday? If anybody has other songs they’ve been wanting to hear in the morning, they may get to hear them tomorrow.”

    DSPs also appeared to be taking action. As of late Tuesday night, Wallen, who has been called the biggest out-of-the-box streaming success in country music history, did not appear anywhere among the dozens of photos or track listings or playlists on the home page of Apple Music Country, where observers said he had been featured earlier in the day. And his songs were no longer anywhere to be seen in Spotify’s list of 50 top Hot Country songs.

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  2. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey. Supporter

    Not surprising at all...unfortunately
     
  3. TJ Wells

    Trusted Prestigious

    But I thought SNL said he was sorry and he was doing better?
     
  4. transrebel59

    Regular

    This dude is doing everything he can to tank his career.
     
  5. smowashere

    Trusted

    Good. Fuck him.
     
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  6. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    Really shows how much people's true selves come out when they're super drunk.
     
  7. zachmacD

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    What a dumbass
     
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  8. TJ Wells

    Trusted Prestigious

    When I'm super drunk I sing mid 2000s emo really loudly and fall asleep with my shoes on, I think I like that true self.
     
  9. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    good
     
  10. somethingwitty

    Regular

    Goto the CMT FB page and look at the comments under their note saying they’re removing Morgan from the channel...

    I’d say 95% of the comments are in support of Morgan...that tells me EVERYTHING I need to know about country music and it’s fanbase.
     
    Frinet42, beachdude, Jfletch and 3 others like this.
  11. MattNCheeze

    Trusted

    They'll send him to rebhab and he'll have a Gospel record out in 3 years.
     
  12. xenoabe

    Regular

    I'd say it depends on the corner of country you're looking at. Not sure you fully consider them country but guys like Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, and several other Nashville country-ish artists I follow are the opposite of this.

    I would agree that way too large of the 'country' contingent, especially bro country, is very problematic with this type of thing. Hell, unfortunately, many of them are my own family.
     
  13. ALT/MSC/FAN

    It's chaos. Be kind. Prestigious

    Good
     
  14. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    His label dropped him

     
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  15. transrebel59

    Regular

    Correct me if I'm wrong - but I believe being suspended and being dropped are different. Sounds like "We're gonna wait for this to blow over."
     
  16. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    possibly true, I am not entirely sure. A quick google search says that contracts being suspended and terminated are "closely related" but I'm no lawyer, so who knows
     
  17. somethingwitty

    Regular

    How long until his team finds a way to appeal to the “American patriots” and claim he’s a victim of PC cancel culture?
     
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  18. transrebel59

    Regular

    I think I'm just cynical and assume that a label won't act appropriately to a massive artist
     
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  19. DaysHaveNoNumbers

    Newbie Supporter

    You're absolutely correct at the number of comments in support (which is sad), but I think we have to be careful lumping country music and its entire fanbase into this situation. I do think the comment section on Facebook is a toxic wasteland, but that's a whole other topic.
     
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  20. billyboatman

    Just call me Billium

    Being or saying racist things isn’t cool.
     
  21. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    thread worth reading:

     
  22. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

     
  23. doyouhas?

    Newbie

    They won’t have to do a thing. People who have never heard of him will go out of their way to buy his album just because he’s racist.
     
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  24. AMC

    Regular

    For a second I was like how does this guy know me so well? Lol
     
  25. Former Planets

    Aaaachem! Supporter

    How about I’m outside of your WIN-DOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
     
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