Morgan Wallen is getting back on stage and back on the road, but some fans are not impressed. The country music star has been on hiatus since February, when he was caught on camera using the N-word in public. Now, fans have a lot to say about his upcoming "Dangerous Tour" announcement.
Tickets are now on sale for Wallen's "Dangerous Tour," which begins on Feb. 3, 2022. That means it will kick off about a year after Wallen was caught using a racist slur, which prompted backlash from fans, advertisers and other industry professionals. Many commenters think Wallen should have waited a bit longer before plotting his comeback. Others think are curious to see who will be ready to forgive Wallen so soon.
For those that have forgotten, TMZ published a video last February of Wallen using the N-word with his white friends outside of his home in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer apologized on social media, implying that the language had to do with a 72-hour drinking bender. He sought treatment for alcoholism and then went on an apologetic press tour to discuss his mistake.
Of course, many people are not ready to forgive the singer, though some were never fans of his - or country music in general - to begin with. Still, the comeback of a star of this magnitude has implications for the whole entertainment industry. Here's a look at what people have to say about Wallen.
Finally, some fans predicted that all the brands and companies associated with this tour would regret it before long.prevnext
i really wanna go see morgan wallen but the thought of being in an arena where 99.9% of the population is probably racist… pic.twitter.com/PWoux643Tf— alexis (@alexis_littlee) November 15, 2021
There were some fans who commented sadly that they could not go to Wallen's concerts in good conscious, though they still wished they could because they like his music.prevnext
The scandals are a big ticket seller in many areas. In the southern states anyway.— MusicCity_79 (@SoundOfMusic79) November 15, 2021
It’s wild. But at the same time, not surprising 🤷🏽♀️— 🇯🇲♍️ (@leandraajoy) November 15, 2021
Many commenters thought that Wallen was actually capitalizing on the publicity of his racist scandal, not recovering from it. They speculated that some people would buy tickets specifically because of the controversy.prevnext
Y’all cancel people for having said racial slurs 10+ years ago, then get so excited when Morgan Wallen says he’s coming to town when he literally said racist shit just a few months ago. 👀— Isabella Way (@BellsNicoleM) November 15, 2021
Some commenters noted that other public figures have been "canceled" for far older infractions than the one that Wallen is currently recovering from.prevnext
So will you also be hosting the accompanying Klan rally?— RobertAnnis (@RobertAnnis) November 15, 2021
Never spend money on a racist.— D.Chapman❤️🇺🇸💙 (@trinityriver299) November 15, 2021
Some commenters directed their outrage at the venues hosting Wallen on this tour. They called on those businesses to take responsibility for the performer's influence.prevnext
Pay close attention to the people who started idolizing Morgan Wallen after he “made a mistake” getting caught saying the N word. Those the ones that think it’s okay to say in private 🤒— 🇯🇲♍️ (@leandraajoy) November 15, 2021
We ain’t forget https://t.co/fA86ipun4B— Kneecap Szn🦁🇵🇭 (@The_Tony_Z) November 15, 2021
Critics warned that they would be making note of who was eager to forgive Wallen and get out to one of his shows as soon as they started up again.prevnext
Kyle Rittenhouse is about to be found not guilty, and Morgan Wallen is starting a massive tour... Tell me about this cancel culture again?— IDontFWU (@AllWalkNoTalk) November 15, 2021
Are they talking about the cancel culture that silenced Janet Jackson, the Chicks, Brendan Fraser, Kesha, and Winona Ryder, or the cancel culture where Morgan Wallen, David O. Russell, Bryan Singer, Chris Pratt, Dave Chapelle, Dr. Luke, & Les Moonves still have thriving careers? https://t.co/jAgJbFvoaK— #FreeKesha #FreeBritney (Babble) (@burbankbleacher) November 9, 2021
First, many people noted that Wallen's successful return to touring disproved the idea of "cancel culture" altogether. They thought that this rendered any criticism of "cancel culture" invalid.prev