If you can't beat 'em, at least be louder than 'em. That seems to be the message Dave Grohl, lead singer of the Foo Fighters, wanted to impart on his dissenters.
His band was scheduled to play a gig in Kansas City, Missouri amid protests by a notorious anti-gay hate Westboro Baptist Church who objected to the band's recent video which features members dressed as rednecks frolicking naked together in a shower.
Before the show opened at the city's Sprint Center, the Foofs turned up in the back of a rig truck, dressed up as faux-country truckers. They belted out their tune "Keep It Clean (Hot Buns)" and drowned out the picketers' protests with a silly ditty.
In between songs, Grohl announced, "God Bless America! It takes all kinds; I don't care if you're black or white or purple or green, whether you're Pennsylvanian or Transylvanian, Lady Gaga or Lady Antebellum. Men loving women and women loving men and men loving men and women loving women -- you all know we like to watch that. But what I'd like to say is, God Bless America, y'all!"
Do you find it offensive or downright silly?