Dixie Chicks Say Comment That 'Canceled' Them In 2003 Is 'Mild Compared to What People Say Today'

Bandmates Natalie Maines , Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show for Monday’s episode of the talk show, opening up about being among the first entertainers to be blacklisted for public comments considered to be controversial .

Seventeen years ago, on March 10, 2003, Maines made a brief comment ahead of a concert in London, voicing her disapproval of the Iraq war and then-President George W. Bush .

Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. From left: Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Ellen DeGeneres

The talk show host, 62, called the current tendency for public opinion to turn on celebrities who speak their opinions “sad,” agreeing with the Dixie Chicks that society should better accept differing ideologies.

Earlier this month, the Dixie Chicks charted their return to the public eye with the release of “Gaslighter,” their first new single in 13 years and first off their upcoming album, out May 1.

Speaking with Allure for the magazine’s April 2020 issue , Maines reflected on the fallout of her statements, expressing shock that the country music industry was so swift to ostracize them at the time.

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