Right-wing reporter Patrick Howley cried white tears over Black people being present at the Country Music Awards, unaware that country music isn’t strictly associated with whites. The entire one-minute clip is posted on Twitter and is indisputable proof that racism still exists, no matter what an ignorant person says.
White nationalist Patrick Howley is upset because there were too many Black people at the Country Music Awards: “Country music is different. It’s not Wakanda.” pic.twitter.com/PMfO1E22e2
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 13, 2022
The first ignorant comment about Anthony Mackie, the actor known for playing Falcon in Captain America, was the first sign. Howley claimed he didn’t know who Mackie was and began shooting racist remarks.
“I don’t know who this Black guy is who’s hosting it,” Howley began. “It’s supposed to be country music. No offense. I mean, y’all have hip-hop, basketball. I mean, like, just fly with your flock, bro.”
Next, in a mocking tone that imitated Black vernacular, he said, “The melanated people invented country music.”
“We was making country music in Wakanda before Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard done stole the Black man’s country music,” he continued. The white nationalist continues with his bigoted rant.
“There were so many Black people there,” he said, referring to the award show. “Sorry to say, but so many Black celebrities who have nothing to do with country music, and it’s like — why?”
He then tried to appear not racist and named Black musicians he liked.
“No disrespect to the funky brothers,” he said. “I love Earth, Wind & Fire, Run DMC, etc. But country music’s different. Country music’s different. It’s not Wakanda.”
What the conservative doesn’t know is that Mackie enjoys the genre. In an interview with the Tennessean, Mackie described when he fell in love with the genre.
“I was about seven years old. Kenny Rogers did this movie where he was a race car driver. It’s Kenny Rogers. He had all this music in the movie; from that movie, I became a big fan of Kenny Rogers.”