Kenny Chesney Says Don’t Judge Me Or My Music Because Of One ‘Loud Mouth’
(AP) – Kenny Chesney says his music is about bringing people together – not separating them. So he hopes the controversy over NFL player Riley Cooper‘s use of a racial slur at one of his shows won’t reflect on his music, his fans or image.
Chesney tells ESPN.com what Cooper said was “hateful beyond words.” But he also says to “judge an entire audience by one loud mouth isn’t fair.”
Cooper came under fire last week after a video surfaced online in which the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver using the n-word against security guards who were working the show. Cooper has been fined by the team – and some of his fellow players have said they can’t respect him anymore. Cooper has apologized and is getting counseling.