Darius Rucker: Racist Tweet Gets Response ‘So The World Can See It’By: Josh Wolford - May 22, 2013
In the last few years, former Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has been refashioning himself as a country music artist. And a recent performance and the surprising reaction on Twitter led Rucker to express disbelief at the racism happening in the year 2013.
One Twitter user took issue with Rucker recently covering the Bob Dylan-inspired Old Crow Medicine Show hit “Wagon Wheel” at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
“Leave the country to white folk,” said user @pqkullman.
“WOW is this 2013 or 1913,” tweeted Rucker. “I’ll take my Grand Ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow.”.
He was then asked why he responds to racists on Twitter:
Since Sunday, Rucker has had to battle even more pointed racist tweets. Like this one, for instance: