Fans Go Nuclear on Willie Nelson After He Announces Rally Appearance with Beto


Willie hanging out with yet another pot-smoking leftie, Sir Paul McCartney. - VIA WILLIE NELSON'S FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Via Willie Nelson's Facebook page
  • Willie hanging out with yet another pot-smoking leftie, Sir Paul McCartney.
Seems like there could be fewer things more un-Texan than hating on Willie Nelson.

But apparently not.

Since announcing he'll be performing at an Austin rally for Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke, the country music icon's Facebook page has been jammed with angry messages from fans accusing him of consorting with an anti-American loser, a "socialist commie" and far worse.

Some have even threatened not to attend his shows anymore or buy his forthcoming album, My Way.
But, not surprisingly, plenty of others applauded Willie's involvement in the campaign. Many also pointed out that Willie — who called out the Trump administration for it's draconian immigration policies, supported Obama's presidential bid and smokes a whole lot of fucking weed — hasn't exactly been shy about his left-leaning views. (The more you know...)

The surprisingly controversial Beto event will take place September 29 at Austin's Auditorium Shores, where Willie will perform alongside Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and Nelson's sons, Lukas and Micah Nelson.

Golly, who knew there were so many liberals in show business? Even in Texas!

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