Politics have never been quite at the forefront of American daily life as they are today. Every little issue that we face has to be divided up into Team R or Team D in order to categorize us a citizens. We find ourselves dreading small talk with our neighbors and the inevitable Thanksgiving dinner dialogue.
And it’s very likely that this has gone too far. After all, we are seeing an increase in political violence within the United States, where divided we fall.
One of the world’s most recognizable musicians provided us with a prime example of just how over-the-top this political nonsense has become.
Country music legend Garth Brooks posted a picture of himself in a “Sanders” jersey after his packed show Saturday night in Detroit, which created a bit of misguided outrage and confusion online.
Brooks wore the No. 20 jersey of former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders – a football legend in the city and NFL Hall of Famer – which caused some of his Instagram followers to mistakenly attack him for being a Bernie Sanders supporter.
They did not hold back.
“Good grief,” one user responded. “Can’t you just do what you get paid to do ???? Why why why does it have to involve politics !!! So sad. We don’t pay good money for anything other than to watch you perform. ?Thought you were different.”
“Lost some respect w that jersey,” another wrote.
“If this is for Bernie Sanders, I’m done with you,” another user said. “I thought you were a true American that loves Our Country?”
Bernie Sanders himself even got in on the fun, jokingly asking if the country music legend would want to be his Vice Presidential candidate.
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