Kenny Chesney Thinks The Objectification Of Women Is ‘Bro’, Doesn’t Understand Being A Bro At All


Bros, Kenny Chesney has problems and we need to step in and help him. In a recent interview with ‘Billboard’ Chesney revealed that he believes the objectification of women to be the hallmark of ‘Bro Country’, something he’s trying to disassociate himself from.

The problem isn’t that he’s trying to disassociate himself from what he’s referring to as ‘bro country’, no, the problem is that he somehow thinks that ‘bro’ equates to the objectification of women. That he’s somehow made a connection in his mind between what it is to be a ‘bro’ and objectifying women. He’s wrong, that is not the bro way, and someone needs to get through to him.

Here’s what Chesney had to say in Billboard:

“Over the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, she’s in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate — they objectify the hell out of them,” he says. “Twenty years ago, I might have written a song like that — I probably did. But I’m at a point where I want to say something different about women.”

And to put it more into context, here’s an excerpt from Taste Of Country:

Kenny Chesney is trying to buck one of the biggest trends that’s currently succeeding at country radio.

In a new cover story for Billboard, the country superstar reflects on the so-called “bro-country” songs that have dominated the genre recently.

“Over the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, she’s in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate — they objectify the hell out of them,” he says. “Twenty years ago, I might have written a song like that — I probably did. But I’m at a point where I want to say something different about women.”

In fact, one of the key songs on Chesney’s new album, ‘The Big Revival,’ is ‘Wild Child,’ which re-teams him with Grace Potter. The song depicts a strong-willed and free-spirited female protagonist.

Why Kenny? Why must you throw bro under the bus when being a bro has nothing to do with the objectification of woman? You used to be the King, but now you’re just a confused old man.

So, bros, what do we do? Do we reach out for an interview in which we prosthelytize on all things bro? Setting him on the right path of bro-hood would be a good first step. But the fact of the matter remains: this interview is out there, and now adoring Chesney fans will begin to make the association between ‘bro’ and the objectification of women.

Without Kenny coming out and recanting the statement, and talking on what it means to be a bro…or releasing a bro-based song on what it means to be a bro, he seems to have permanently shat all over the phrase bro.

So Kenny, if you’re reading this, we’d love to sit down with you and discuss the essence of bro-hood. To teach you about what it truly means to be a bro, and why your recent remarks were so off-target we don’t even know where to begin within the context of a blog post. So reach out, find us on Twitter here, and let’s get to your ‘bro rehabilitation’.

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