Cancelled: Dixie Chicks [podcast]

  • Amar Patel

Were @thechicks (fka #DixieChicks) the first internet cancellation? If so, who was behind it and how did the group survive it? For this episode of Broccoli Productions podcast Cancelled, I travelled back to 2003 when one anti-war comment turned country music's darlings into disgraced "Saddam Lovers". A curious lens through which to consider #freespeech, patriotism, the mechanics of a boycott and the consequences of dissent.