Famous Musicians Who Are Wrapped Up In Controversy

Jackson Sawa | September 21, 2018 5:09 pm

While most people may name famous musicians as their idols, it can be hard to keep in mind that there are numerous controversies surrounding some of music’s most prominent icons both alive and dead. While some controversies might be more severe surrounding some artists than others, there are usually some things about any given artist that a certain group of people don’t like or approve of. So, here are some artists that are shrouded in controversy, whether it’s Elvis moving his hips 70 years ago or Ozzy Osbourne eating live animals on stage.

The Dixie Chicks Got Political And Lost Fans

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At one point, the Dixie Chicks were one of the most popular country trios in the world. However, they became extremely controversial when they performed in London at the beginning of the invasion of Iraq. While performing their song “Travelin’ Soldier,” they stopped to say”Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence and we are ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.”

After the US media picked up on the story, the Dixie Chicks became one of the most polarizing bands in the world. Soon after, people began boycotting the band while others stood behind them and their beliefs.