Well, they probably aren’t true Parrotheads anyway.
Over the weekend, singing legend Jimmy Buffett campaigned for Florida’s big governor race, supporting Democrat Andrew Gillum, and even tweaked the lyrics to his song “Come Monday” to make his point. At the Get Out the Vote rally in West Palm Beach, not far from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, the crooner sang: “Come Tuesday/Things will change. Come Tuesday/We’re making a change. It’s been two insane years/Time to really switch gears.”
Jimmy Buffett changes his tune – singing his support for Democrats at a campaign concert in Florida pic.twitter.com/yRRpPZJPff
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) November 4, 2018
Buffett, 71, didn’t stop with his Trump dis. While singing what is arguably his most famous song, “Margaritaville,” Buffett also called out current Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, for being at the root of the state’s environmental issues: “Some people say that there’s a red tide to blame/But I know that it’s all Rick Scott’s fault.”
No surprise, Trump supporters didn’t like this.
Sorry @jimmybuffett was a loyal fan for years. Ignored the political pot shots and played them off as your gypsy soul. But no more this long time fan is done. It’s been a lovely cruise. https://t.co/uEDs9TTT8c
— anthony polini (@pdog999) November 5, 2018
Aw, @jimmybuffett – so disappointing. So many of your fans relate to the blue collar billionaire president who has raised job numbers & wages, & set record low unemployment so they can afford vacations you sing about 🌴Sad. I loved your music.
— Dr. Gina (@RealDrGina) November 4, 2018
I agree. I was always a Parrot-head but couldn't be more disgusted that he is just another bubble living, out of touch POS like the rest of the privileged Hollywood lowlifes. He made his money from the system Trump is trying to protect and this is how he repays America. #MAGA
— RestoreAmerica❌ (@SaveTheRepubl1c) November 4, 2018
@jimmybuffett thought you are smarter than just blindly support democrats, don't get it
— Gerry Norkus (@norkus_n) November 5, 2018
Well, I used to be a Jimmy Buffett fan. Way to alienate half the people buying your music, Jimmy.
— Rudy01B (@BRudy01) November 5, 2018
Yup, me also. Libs destroy everything they touch. No more Buffett for me and I was a big fan. Sad.
— ❌MrBlueSky❌ (@mjdallasblue) November 5, 2018
Well Jimmy Buffett just lost a fan
— Juanita l Henry ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@l_jlhenry77) November 4, 2018
Too bad. I used to be a real Buffett fan. No more. I expected better of Jimmy. https://t.co/HZbWLjC2N5
— Charles de Ribeau (@CdeRibeau) November 4, 2018
The fact remains: Buffett’s not singing a new tune. Not unlike Willie Nelson, who also shocked fans with his political preferences, Buffett has long supported Democrats and hasn’t been afraid to get political, especially about the environment. In 2010, the star, born and raised on the Gulf Coast, criticized former President George W. Bush for being too cozy with the petroleum industry, which he said had polluted the water in the Gulf, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “It was more about eight years of bad policy before [Obama] got there that let this happen,” said Buffett, an Obama supporter. “It was Dracula running the blood bank in terms of oil and leases.”
And he didn’t support Trump’s run for president. Quite the opposite: he held a star-studded fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at his home in the Hamptons.
We’ll also point out that if some of Buffett fans decide to boycott him, it won’t hurt his bottom line. He’s one of the wealthiest celebrities there is, according to Forbes, and was worth $550 million as of 2016.
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