Rosanne Cash ‘Sickened by the Association’ With Charlottesville Neo-Nazi Wearing Johnny Cash Shirt

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Rosanne Cash, daughter of music legend Johnny Cash, has a message for white supremacists and other racists who enjoy her father’s music: bug off.

The Country singer posted a messaged to her Facebook page Wednesday afternoon on behalf of her family after becoming aware of a white nationalist who attended the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was photographed wearing a Johnny Cash t-shirt. “We were sickened by the association,” Cash said.

The August 12 rally, organized by known white supremacists, was marked by multiple instances of violence, most notably the murder of a women when a neo-nazi drove his car through a crowd of anti-racism counter-protestors. The night before the rally, “Unite the Right” attendees held a torchlit march on a local college campus during which they shouted slogans like “Jews will not replace us.”

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She continued: “Johnny Cash was a man whose heart beat with the rhythm of love and social justice. He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, an the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling, and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners”

“The white supremacists and Neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville are poison in our society, and an insult to every American hero who wore a uniform to fight the Nazis in WWII. Several men in the Cash family were mong those who served with Honor,” she added.

In the conclusion of her letter, Cash was adamant that White nationalists aren’t welcome or wanted in fandom for her father’s music. “To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious heirarchy: We are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology.”

Cash’s comments come the day after Donald Trump shocked media members, politicians, and civilians alike when he launched into an unrehearsed, confrontational rant defending “Unite the Right” attendees during a Tuesday press conference. Trump notably downplayed the naked racism on display by nearly every “Unite the Right” attendee, and said that people protesting against racism were equally to blame for the violence that ensued.

Read Cash’s whole letter here.

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‘Lamest Year on Record’: Read the Best Celebrity Hate Tweets as 2016 Ends

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Even celebrity folk have heard just about enough from 2016, thank you very much.

As the year drew to a close, Jaimie Alexander, Patton Oswalt and other notable names took to Twitter to bid farewell to a year that has already taken such pop icons as David Bowie, Prince and George Michael. Tuesday brought news of the death of “Star Wars” heroine Carrie Fisher.

“I can’t take much more of 2016,” Alexander, star of NBC’s “Blindspot,” wrote, summing up the view of many.

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When Michael died on Christmas Day, Madonna – another ’80s pop star – wrote on Instagram: “Can 2016 f— off NOW?”

Here are a few other choice words for the departing year from some celebrity Twitter accounts:

 

I can’t take much more of 2016. #RIP #CarrieFisher ????

Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) December 27, 2016

2016 is like Steve Martin in The Jerk, grabbing our favorite things on its way out the door.

Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 26, 2016

At 11:59pm on December 31, we’ll all get a text alert from an unknown source that just says “THE ARISTOCRATS!” and 2016 will make sense.

Wil Wheaton (@wilw) December 26, 2016

Just squeezing my eyes shut until 2017, since 2016 wants to kill everyone. #Cohen #Rickman #Frey #Prince #Fisher #Bowie #Haggard #GuyClark

– rosanne cash (@rosannecash) December 27, 2016

Enough, already, 2016. Go blow it out your ass.

– Phyllis Nagy (@PhyllisNagy) December 26, 2016

NOOOOOO!! F U 2016!! U have taken ALL R ICONS OF THE 80’s!: George Michael, pop superstar, dies at 53 – the guardian https://t.co/MOxNsGx8D8

Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) December 25, 2016

2016 is officially the lamest year on record. And I’m never gonna dance again

Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) December 26, 2016

Me at the beginning of 2016 vs me at the end of 2016. pic.twitter.com/7X6wTGVicF

Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 26, 2016

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