As first reported by The Daily Beast, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch is no fan of Neil Young’s music.
The American public (minus NRA members) were formally introduced to Loesch after her performance at a CNN gun reform town hall after the Florida school shooting. Of the many solutions she provided to prevent school shootings, the vast majority of them did not involve implementing restrictions on guns.
It turns out that years ago, Loesch wrote several tweets insulting Young’s music, including one likening Young’s voice to “a dying cow fart.” Check out some of these gold tweets below.
When The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern read these tweets to Young at SXSW, he laughed and said, “What’s her name, huh? Well, I’m glad I got under her skin.” Young continued, “She doesn’t like me? Well, she’s one of the gang over there. Although Trump likes my music. He’d come to all my shows.”
In response to the “dying cow fart” comment, Young humorously quipped back, “Why doesn’t she just shoot me? You know, I hate to say that because I have kids and I really don’t want anybody to shoot me. I’ve still got to bring up my kids, so don’t take that seriously!”
Young is currently at SXSW doing promotion for his new Netflix film, Paradox, out on March 23. Earlier this week, Young revealed the first trailer for the film, which has been dubbed “a fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love.” The film was written and directed by his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah, and will feature Willie Nelson and his sons Lukas and Micah.
Young and his band, Promise Of The Real, will also provide the original soundtrack for the film, out on March 23 both digitally and on double LP.
Watch a Paste Cloud performance of Young from 1998 below and preorder the forthcoming Paradox soundtrack here.