Many Conservative hosts don’t much care for today’s modern music. Country music is fine, of course. Rap is a no go, though, except Nicki Minaj is apparently more popular since telling a COVID vaccine story about her cousin’s testicles.
Most of all, right-leaning people say they miss the good old days of rock and roll. Jeremy Boreing from the Daily Wire has a theory as the why the genre isn’t as popular anymore. According to him, it was destroyed by Barack Obama.
During a round-table segment, Boreing noted, “Rock ‘n roll’s over. You’re still talking about rock ‘n roll as if Barack Obama didn’t happen. Honestly – it’s for another day – Barack Obama destroyed rock ‘n roll.”
The host continued, “Because – rock ‘n roll was about white male angst, white male teenage angst, and then Barack Obama came along and said… Well, Barack Obama came along and said young white men aren’t allowed to have angst. They’re not allowed to, basically, express their dissatisfaction because they’re so toxic. And so, truly, rock ‘n roll just stopped.”
Rock and roll certainly hasn’t stopped. And judging by the insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6th, white male angst certainly hasn’t either.
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Media Matters:
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