Foo Fighters Respond to Westboro Baptist Church Protest With Performance
The Westboro Baptist Church, which acts abhorrently by protesting things like the funerals of soldiers and is proud to sport reprehensible t-shirts that bear phrases about God hating homosexuals, announced that they would be using their time wisely to protest the Foo Fighters show on Sept. 18 in Kansas City, MO. The members of the “church” believe that the entertainment industry as a whole acts counter-intuitively to God’s laws and they’ve taken it upon themselves to lash out against servicemen and, as they like to call them, “fags,” which is totally God-like, right? Well, Dave Grohl and his fellow Foos staged their own counter protest, quite literally. They rolled into town on Friday, Sept. 16 and performed on the flat bed of a truck in front of the Sprint Center where the Westboro Baptist Church folk were congregating, protesting and generally hate mongering.
The band played the same truck stop characters from the ‘Keep it Clean (Hot Buns)’ tour promo video, which the WBC is protesting in the first place, due to its homoerotic tones. Grohl donned his long, gray, Willie Nelson-like wig, a straw hat and a flannel and his bandmates followed suit with work vests and trucker hats. They serenaded protesters with an acoustic, country version of the song and encouraged being open-minded and accepting of all people. Grohl sang about not caring if you are black, white, purple or green, or Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian.
Grohl addressed the group of people and fans that had assembled, saying, “I don’t care if you are Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum, it takes all kinds. Men loving women, women loving men, men loving men, women loving women… you know we all like to watch that. God Bless America y’all.”
Dave, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.