Darius Rucker responds to racist tweet: 'Is this 2013 or 1913?'
Celebrities dealing with insults on their social media accounts is fairly normal. When you make yourself so available, there's always going to be someone who wants to cut you down, it's the foundation of the internet. Some people take it too far, though. That was the case with someone tweeting Hootie & the Blowfish frontman Darius Rucker.
Rucker received a tweet May 19, reading "Leave country to the white folk." Such a classy thing to say to anyone, anywhere. Rucker responded a few times. First, he writes, "WOW. Is this 2013 or 1913?" He follows that with "Ill take my grand ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow."
Before signing off for the night, Rucker sent out one last tweet at the person, saying, "Gotta go to bed this has been hilarious tonight. If any hater thinks I care what u think. I don't make music for u. So don't listen."
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It didn't take long before the account that sent the tweet to Rucker was deleted, allowing the singer to claim the ultimate victory: Beating an internet troll. He should celebrate with a bottle of Hanson beer, so the 90s circle of craziness can be complete.
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