Archive for August 26th, 2005

But apparently it’s still ok to portray oneself as a white trash hick

Aug 26, 2005 in Music

“Redneck woman” Gretchen Wilson (who, in typical celebrity style, is much more attractive than any redneck female I’ve ever seen) was criticized by Tennessee’s attorney general for holding up a can of Skoal during concert performances of the song “Skoal Ring.” The AG was concerned that impressionable kids might be tempted to try chewing tobacco because of Wilson’s endorsement. (The singer has since agreed to stop displaying the can).

I’m waiting to see if a generation of teenaged female country music listeners take up using cherry, apple, berry, vanilla, mint or peach flavored Skoal because Gretchen Wilson said it was cool.