|Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee|
Just one day after joining the board of the Country Music Association, Mike Huckabee resigned as his multitude of hateful anti-LGBT comments came back to bite him in the butt.
From the Arkansas Times:
Huckabee’s critics included Jason Owen, who manages Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Faith Hill. Owen, who is gay, married and a father, said “Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his, and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country. Not to mention how harmful and damaging his deep involvement with the NRA is.” He said is companies would “no longer support the CMA Foundation”.
Huckabee has compared homosexuality with bestiality and regularly denounced same-sex marriage.
More from Variety:
Steve Schnur, a former CMA board member, said the town’s phones were lit up all night and into this morning after Wednesday’s announcement. “I got calls in shock from multiple CMA members, asking if I knew about it, some threatening to leave,” says Schnur, who is the worldwide executive of music for EA, the blockbuster video game producer that has moved most of its efforts to Nashville, and who sits on the Recording Academy’s Nashville board. “I’ve had numerous conversations since the second I woke up with chairmen of labels and major managers, all collectively agreeing that this move, which fortunately now has been resolved, really would have put Nashville back 20 years.
No doubt the former governor of Arkansas will use this incident to gin up some paid speeches somewhere…
BREAKING: Mike Huckabee apparently is too far to the right even for the Country Music Association. He’s been kicked out. Like daughter, like father!
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 1, 2018
“Grossly offensive” bigot Mike Huckabee booted from CMA charity board less than 24 hours after being appointed https://t.co/upuJyfDDIQ
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) March 1, 2018
Mike Huckabee being forced to quickly resign from the Country Music Association Foundation shows that the country is getting more progressive as the Republican Party gets more extreme.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 1, 2018