There’s nothing better than an entertainer mixing in a liberal shot against a conservative during a performance, right?
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor did just that during a Texas concert — but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called him out with two simple words: fake news.
While performing in Arlington, TX, Reznor decided it would be fun to take a shot at his recently reelected senator.
Reznor told a story about how Ted Cruz had attended a show a few years ago and “drank all the beer” while he was there.
He further stated that Cruz has since been “bugging” him to get on the band’s VIP guest list.
“He might be here tonight,” Reznor told the crowd. “He was bugging to get on the guest list and I told him to f*** off!”
Before going on his rant about Ted Cruz, Reznor asked the crowd who had cast a vote for the Republican senator. He then asked for the house lights to be turned on so he and everyone else at the show could see — and shame — those who voted red.
Cruz was quick to respond to the allegations, tweeting:
To all the gullible reporters who are “reporting” that I asked to be on the guest list at a Nine Inch Nails concert: uh, no, NIN is not my music taste. He was clearly joking. And for the record, I also didn’t “drink all his beer” the last time…but I would have! #FakeNews https://t.co/ZNr292SCVl
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 29, 2018
Reznor’s attempt to shaming conservatives was a dangerous move.
He obviously does not like conservatives, and especially does not like Ted Cruz.
Reznor was also obviously trying to stir the crowd up against these people and Ted Cruz.
But just think how quickly could things have gone sour.
Who would have taken the blame if the lights went on and some crazy liberal trying to gain favor with Reznor started an altercation with a Cruz supporter?
How quickly could that have gotten out of hand, resulting in an outright riot?
Reznor got away with it this time, but he and conservatives at his concert may not be so lucky next time.
If and when that happens, any bloodshed will be on the hands of Reznor himself.