"Now, blindspots we didn't even know existed have been revealed."
June 11, 2020 11:10 AM Subscribe
Multi-award winning country group Lady Antebellum has announced a name change, and now ask to be called "Lady A".
"When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern 'antebellum' style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us...southern rock, blues, R&B, gospel and of course country," the band said. "But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the civil war, which includes slavery."The responses to their announcement on Twitter are as bad as might be expected, but also highlight the difference between the right-wing's responses to ongoing antiracism and the fury with which they descended on the Dixie Chicks for being ashamed of then-president Bush.