Flags BANNED – You Won’t Believe Where!
(NewsReady.com) – For country fans, the CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the biggest events of the year. The city canceled the event in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID pandemic — but this year, it’s back on. However, there’s been a change in the rules.
As tens of thousands of fans prepare to travel to Guitar Town next week, the event organizers warned them not to bring the rebel symbol with them. On June 1, a CMA spokesman told The Tennessean the association has decided to “further refine” its policies to “protect the safety of our fans and ban discrimination.” This year’s rules prohibit “Confederate flag imagery of any kind.”
"We have always had policies in place that protect the safety of our fans and ban discrimination, but we felt it was important to further refine our language to explicitly outline what will and will not be tolerated.”https://t.co/zPFerGXBab
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 3, 2022
The CMA Fest isn’t the first country festival to ban the flag. April’s Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California, also added Confederate images to its encyclopedic list of items not allowed. Individual country stars, including some who’ve displayed it in the past like Luke Combs, have also been dissociating themselves from the symbol.
The Confederate flag is a part of America’s history, but people have pushed to “cancel” it in the last several years because it’s been listed as a symbol of hate and oppressiveness.
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