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<div class="quote-block">The Dixie Chicks who took a lot of heat after one member of the group made anti-Bush comments narrowly averted another controversy with some of their red-blooded fans. The Scoop was startled to learn that the country and western crooners posed for one of those Id Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals but the ad was never released.<br><br><br><br>
The trio posed in a field of flowers, wearing nothing but blossoms and their strategically placed instruments. A photo of the ad can be seen on the photographers Web site, sebreephoto.com.<br><br><br><br>
It turns out that the Chicks are staunch animal-rights supporters, but at the last minute the groups management put the kibosh on the ad.<br><br><br><br>
The Chicks themselves were lovely about the whole thing, but their management got worried that some of their fans were rifle-toting, Bambi-shooting types who would take offense at an anti-fur, pro-animal message, says a source. They forbid release of the ad because they were worried about backlash or boycott. They even tried to pay PETA $10,000 to say it never happened.<br><br><br><br>
The Chicks spokeswoman didnt return calls for comment.<br><br><br><br>
They are the Dixie Chicks, not the Stepford Wives, says a PETA spokesman, who confirms that the singers posed for the ad but declined further comment. Agree with them or not, this trio became a phenomenon because they have country hearts with modern sensibilities and arent afraid to voice their views. And we hope that one day theyll let us release this ad.</div>
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I couldn't find the pic at the url listed in the story but you can see it here...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/002649.php" target="_blank">http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/002649.php</a>
 

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From the article:<br><br>
"their management got worried that some of their fans were rifle-toting, Bambi-shooting types who would take offense at an anti-fur, pro-animal message"<br><br><br><br>
Boo-hoo, the poor gun nuts and hunting freaks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Can't have them getting offended now, can we?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>From the article:<br><br>
"their management got worried that some of their fans were rifle-toting, Bambi-shooting types who would take offense at an anti-fur, pro-animal message"<br><br><br><br>
Boo-hoo, the poor gun nuts and hunting freaks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Can't have them getting offended now, can we?</b></div>
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The same can be said otherwise Kurm: Boo hoo the poor anti-gun nuts and animal rights freaks. Gee, can't have them getting offended because the "chicks" changed their mind about releasing the ad, can we?<br><br><br><br>
Point is, there's two sides to every coin and its not wise to stereotype people, such as all gun owners are nuts, or all AR's are freaks.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Kurmudgeon</i><br><br><b>From the article:<br><br>
"their management got worried that some of their fans were rifle-toting, Bambi-shooting types who would take offense at an anti-fur, pro-animal message"<br><br><br><br>
Boo-hoo, the poor gun nuts and hunting freaks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Can't have them getting offended now, can we?</b></div>
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Not if the Dixie Chicks want to sell CDs to them.<br><br><br><br>
They might as well release the ad, their "careers" are skidding downward now anyhow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Every single country music station around here has boycotted all of the Dixie Chick's music because of their anti-war beliefs.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Tame</i><br><br><b>Not if the Dixie Chicks want to sell CDs to them.<br><br></b></div>
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Agreed. Although I commend people who feel that is important to communicate out against certain things, we must never expect the right to do so without consequence. As celebrities, it is hard for them to have "private" and "public" opinions. They are "at work" their entire lives, and like the rest of us, stating controversial opinions "at work" can be a bad idea. I am not surprised this is happening, and I hope they are not surprised themselves. Unfortunately for them, their fan base (employer) is not on the same wavelength as them.
 

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It's times like this when I feel that even though I don't like the dixie chicks as musicians, because country is not my bag whatsoever, I perhaps should support their careers, since they're getting screwed over by a stupid public consumer base. I know that "stupid" is a weighty word, but of course, just deciding to boycott them becuase they don't agree with the foreign policy of the country they were born in isn't my idea of sanity. You should make the conscious decision not to listen to music because you think it is ****, not because the artist has political views which are different to your own.<br><br><br><br>
To be honest though, I'm starting to like the dixie chicks as actual people. they've stated their opinions, and faced the hail of bullets coming from a lot of silly people. And though I'm not one to support PETA, this kinda looks to me like one of those moments where I give the dixie chicks even more praise. And to think, I only heard of the dixie chicks a month ago. I think it's time to kick the ol MP3 downloader into action, and if they sound good, i'll buy their album. If they don't, I won't? How about that?
 

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As far as new country goes, Dixie Chicks are top of the pops for me. As for not getting played on country stations...fine. They can join Johnny Cash, Hank Williams (I-III), and George Jones, among others the country recording industry has ignored to its detriment.<br><br><br><br>
I'm also sure that once they get out from under their record label's thumb, they're going to be much less likely to render apologies for controversial opinions.
 

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"Every single country music station around here has boycotted all of the Dixie Chick's music because of their anti-war beliefs"<br><br><br><br>
There was one town in the US that passed a motion to play Dixie Chicks during all of their breaks at town meeting because of this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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