Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:46:36 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
9/11 and the War on Terror in popular culture

Dixie Chicks controversy (2003)

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Two years after the 9/11 attacks came the controversial Iraq War - part of George W. Bush's War on Terror. Mega-selling Texan country act the Dixie Chicks caused outrage in Middle America after singer Natalie Maines said 'we don't want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States [George W. Bush] is from Texas' during a show in London. The comments saw the band accused of being 'un-American' by many US conservatives. Their concert audiences halved and they received hate mail, death threats and fans destroyed their albums in public.

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