Popular country star Travis Tritt is canceling concerts at venues that require mask mandates or vaccine passports.
The country legend says he’s “not against the vaccine,” but he is “against forcing people to take medicine that they may not need and may not want.”
Tritt’s decision caused a furor among the left – with many attacking him or his position on COVID mandates.
Travis Tritt is opening up about canceling four stops on his fall tour because they require masks, proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination. https://t.co/MqbkUN4iZ1
— billboard (@billboard) October 19, 2021
Tritt: ‘I Got Literally Hundreds Of Comments And Direct Messages’
Billboard reported Tuesday, “Country singer Travis Tritt is ready to take a hard stance against COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates at concerts, and announced Monday (Oct. 18) he’s even going so far as to cancel four shows making those requirements.”
“Tritt says the negative comments he received after performing shows with COVID-19 safety protocols on the Brooks & Dunn Reboot Tour convinced him to do things differently for his solo dates,” Billboard noted.
“I got literally hundreds of comments and direct messages from people on all social media platforms, which basically told me how disappointed they were,” Tritt said. “They were heartbreaking.”
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But those weren’t the only messages Tritt received for his decision. His detractors came out in droves.
The Left Mocks Tritt
Tritt also got plenty of critical comments from the left after this story broke.
Former CNN fixture Ronald Martin called Tritt a “dumbass.”
Want to see a 100% dumb ass? Here is Travis Tritt. https://t.co/UyUwSdYNRg
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 18, 2021
NPR figure David Gura mocked Tritt using one of his hits.
Here's a quarter, call someone… https://t.co/IMBz2NY860
— David Gura (@davidgura) October 19, 2021
This blue commenter called him an “old fool” and “anti-vaxer,” and implied that Tritt would soon die from COVID.
No fool like an old fool Travis 😂 pic.twitter.com/qXOm68z2Ud
— Beverly Resisting🌊 (@BeverlyFolkers) October 19, 2021
Another called Tritt “ignorant.”
Travis Tritt formally announces his commitment to ignorance.
— 🕊Sharon ~ #Jan6th Who Knew What & When? (@A_NHDogLover) October 19, 2021
Writer Tony Posnanski made fun of Tritt’s success.
I am so mad that Travis Tritt canceled his upcoming shows that I went to Big Lots to acquire his most recent cassette and smashed it in the parking lot.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 19, 2021
This person called Tritt an “insufferable jerk.”
Why is it that so many once-great country singers have become insufferable jerks as they’ve aged? You know, Garth Brooks is pro-vaccine and he can still sell out stadiums in minutes. Travis Tritt is lucky if he can sell out a county fair in the Midwest. https://t.co/dbVELqJeNM
— Kyle Dey 🏳️🌈 (@ked_1994) October 19, 2021
Tritt Voted For Trump
For anyone who is wondering, Tritt voted for Donald Trump and also vowed to vote Republican and conservative in the 2020 election.
Outsider reported on November 3, 2020, “Travis Tritt said the choice in the presidential election is clear. The country singer said Americans can either vote for a party that will ‘strip’ them of their freedoms or ‘defend and preserve’ their freedoms.”
“Tritt said he plans to vote both Republican and conservative in the election today (Nov. 3). He urged his followers on Twitter to do the same,” the outlet noted.
Today, the choices for Americans are quite clear. You can choose radical left wing socialism which will strip you of your individual freedoms or Constitutional conservatism, which will defend and preserve your freedoms. I’m voting red all the way down the ticket.
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) November 3, 2020
Tritt tweeted at the time, “Today, the choices for Americans are quite clear. You can choose radical left-wing socialism which will strip you of your individual freedoms or Constitutional conservatism, which will defend and preserve your freedoms.”
“I’m voting red all the way down the ticket,” the country legend added.
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