On Lost In Translation

THE YEAR IS 2003. 

Following the largest global anti-war protest in human history, The Dixie Chicks voice their anti-war stance, saying: “We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” in front of a London audience. This results in horrific backlash, accusations of treason and death threats in America, the burning of their albums and their blacklisting from radio. (Ironically, their #1 single at the time they were booted off radio playlists was “Traveling Soldier” about a boy being shipped off to war and dying.)

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