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Darius Rucker Speaks Out About Racist Twitter Post

by Vanessa Ryan

Darius Rucker isn't white AND he sings Country?  Wait, what?  Is that even acceptable?  INSERT SARCASM!

Darius just released his third Country album and has had five number one singles, with his latest "Wagon Wheel" on its way to being the sixth.  I'd say that cements him as a top Country star yes?  So what is with the ignorance of small-minded people?!!?

A MORON on Twitter this week actually told Darius to "Leave country to the white folk." 

Disgusting dude!

Darius wrote back, "WOW. Is this 2013 or 1913." He then added, " I'll take my grand ole Opry membership and leave your racism." 

Classy Darius!

Darius told Rolling Stone that the tweet was shocking to him. Can you blame him? 

He says, "Sometimes people will say, 'You're not country,' and I know what that means, because they can't be talking about the music. But when somebody says to leave country music to the white folks, that is unbelievable to me...But that's life."

Darius knows he'll have to deal with that kind of ignorance in some shape or fashion for the rest of his life.

He says, "I'm a black guy in country music, and there are people who don't like that. But it's not going to make me quit."

Stupidity is rampant.  Be aware.