Looks like Willie Nelson has offended a good portion of his fans by going full-bore leftist. He’s not only supporting the Democratic challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, Beto O’Rourke, but he’s also playing a rally for him as well.
Nelson showcased O’Rourke during his Fourth of July concert and now he’s going all in with the rally on Sept. 29th as well.
From Fox News:
“My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” Nelson said in the press release provided to the outlet. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”
Many fans were not at all happy with his decision and don’t share his opinion of “Beto” as genuine or good for Texas.
Even decades-long fans seem to have had enough.
“If that’s true im done after 45 years with the Red Headed Stranger, by [sic] Willy,” one user commented on the Facebook announcement.
“Willie I have always loved you and I played your music on the local country station when I was in high school. I’ve always thought you were a patriot but you have jumped the shark my friend,” another user commented. “Beto O’toole aka commrade O’Rourke is a step too far. Let me know when you come back from your bad acid trip. That is all.”
“I adored you – and always have – but no more. This is more than sad – I am devastated. Did you forget you are in Texas? Dear God I will pray for you to open your eyes. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CANCEL THAT GIG,” another impassioned fan wrote.
“I have adored you for over 40 years, you entering politics has now ended that adoration. What a horribly disappointing decision you are making. Beto will kill this state and all the laws of our land. DONE,” wrote another.
Willie Nelson also backed Wendy Davis. That didn’t go well either.
Most who objected were aware that Nelson was a liberal but didn’t like him playing a concert for O’Rourke.