Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks may have opened up some old wounds. Take a look below.
Twelve years ago Tuesday (March 10), Maines made her infamous comments about the Iraq war and president George W. Bush onstage in a London theater.
“Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”
The resulting backlash led to radio stations all over the nation refusing to play the band’s music — even though they were hugely popular leading up to the controversy — basically ending their mainstream country career for good.
Response songs were written, piles of CDs were steamrolled and a public standoff with Toby Keith ensued.
Taking to her Twitter account Tuesday, Maines addressed the incident again, and it looks like she’s still standing her ground.
Just so you know,12 years ago today,over half of this country had lost their minds and some questioned my knowitallness. #dummies
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) March 11, 2015
Over a decade later, how do you view Maines’ original comments now? And what do you think about her bringing it back up?