Lady Antebellum craps the sheets

Lady Antebellum craps the sheets

When the latest racial panic kicked in, Aunt Jemima wasn’t the only household name that was deemed “problematic.” The musical trio Lady Antebellum decided they too needed to change their name since, you know “antebellum” (from the Latin ante and bellum — “before the war”) is now a racist word steeped in slavery, or something.

So apparently without doing an ounce of research, Lady Antebellum rechristened themselves “Lady A.”

There was just one minor problem.  Lady A is already the stage name for a blues singer named Anita White who has been performing as Lady A for over a decade.

Whoopsie!

That’s all kinds of ironic, ain’t it?

Here these dolts go to all the trouble to grovel to Black Lives Matter by changing their “problematic” name in order to prove how virtuous and totally not at all racist they are, and they end up exploiting a black woman and appropriating her name.

Seems like an easy fix though.  If Lady Antebellum can rename themselves so easily, why not just pick another name.

Like maybe The “We’re Scared of Being Labeled Racists” Trio.

But no!  Lady Antebellum put some hard work into their new name – I mean they changed their Twitter handle and everything.

So instead of simply admitting they crapped the sheets by appropriating the name of a black blues singer, yesterday it was reported that the trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum decided to sue the blues singer for the rights to use her stage name.

Now, to be fair, they think they’re being charitable here.  They aren’t suing Lady A to prevent her from calling herself Lady A.  They’re just suing so they can call themselves Lady A as well.

Because that won’t be at all confusing.

“We never even entertained the idea that she shouldn’t also be able to use the name Lady A, and never will,” the trio said in a statement, “today’s action doesn’t change that.”

So the black chick can still call herself by your new name?

That’s mighty white of ya, guys.

It’s like how freed slaves would take the last name of their former masters.

Huh. You know, when you put it that way, maybe these guys should just go back to calling themselves Lady Antebellum.

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10 thoughts on “Lady Antebellum craps the sheets

  • July 9, 2020 at 10:11 am
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    A bet the original lady A thinks the “A” for the new lady A stands for “asshole”

  • July 9, 2020 at 10:16 am
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    A new name for them should be, “Don’t Listen to Us”

    • July 11, 2020 at 9:48 am
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      It’s already working….

  • July 9, 2020 at 11:28 am
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    She sued first and wanted 20 Million to allow them to use the name. She will never make 20 mil in her career playing small jazz clubs in Seattle. She and her lawyers got greedy and so the trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum sued to get access to the name. Many in the country music community had been calling them “Lady A” all along anyway. The case is going to hinge on what impact on her their name change will present, and she must show damages.

    • July 9, 2020 at 11:34 am
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      If she frames the $$ as “reparations,” given how groveling and guilt-ridden they are, I’m thinking they’d cough it up.

  • July 9, 2020 at 12:08 pm
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    But- The problem is that they haven’t been officially known and touring as ‘Lady A’ all this time, but jazz chick has. The country fans affectionately calling them “Lady A” is like how my family shortened my name to call me Meli. It doesn’t make my name legal on paper. Neither does me calling the Rolling Stones, The Stones, make them The Stones. (Which, probably is an Irish band anyway.)
    Lady Antebellum’s lawyer should have called and offered to pay Lady A some cash for the name, out of court. I’m sure she would have settled.

    • July 11, 2020 at 10:37 pm
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      The actual problem is that the band do own the name (they trademarked it in 2011), and Anita White never registered the name. She owes them royalties for the last 9 years. And the band has been using “Lady A” as long as “Lady Antebellum” on posters and other literature, so they do also have custom on their side as well as the law.

  • July 9, 2020 at 12:43 pm
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    Why not say they’re using the German letter “A” – pronounced “Ah”. Totally different. If a slimy lawyer couldn’t convince a “jury” of that, he should turn in his ambulance-chasing sneakers. Could America’s “popular culture” become any more depraved? Asking for a friend…
    Read Kurt Schlichter today – 7/9 – He’s magnificent – Just like Dianny!

  • July 10, 2020 at 12:12 am
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    You really can’t make this stuff up.

  • July 10, 2020 at 2:48 pm
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    Why didn’t they change to Lady Anti-bellum or maybe Anti-Antebellum?

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