Jake Owen Claps Back at Anti-Gay Instagram Commentator

June 27, 2019

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Earlier this week, Jake Owen shared an Instagram video of himself covering Cher's hit song, "Believe." In the caption, he wrote, "I believe #loveislove. Some of my closest friends and co-workers are part of the #lgbt community and I couldn't be more happy for the progress they have made." While several commentators voiced support for Owen's sentiment, one wrote, "Suddenly I feel sick that I have tickets to your show here on Thursday night." Taking the high road, Owen replied, "Maybe it would do you good to come out, smile, laugh, sing along with a bunch of strangers that are all going through what we call 'life.'" The singer went on to offer the anti-gay fan a hug, adding, "If you decide not to come, trust me, we will all be okay. We like to share our shows with people that are kind and loving."

I believe #loveislove Some of my closest friends and coworkers, are part of the #lgbt community and I couldn’t be more happy for the progress they have made. I’m inspired by people loving people no matter who you are. I BELIEVE the world needs more love. No matter where it comes from. So with that said, I googled “gayest” songs of all time and the boys and I decided to put our country spin on Cher’s “Believe.” Hope you dig. I plan on releasing all of these backstage random songs we’ve created very very soon. Stay tuned friends, and most importantly, love everyone. -- @matthewpaskert on the -- @lukasbracewell adding his incredible talent and love the -- #cher #lgbt #countrymusic #jakeowen #bluegrass #loveislove

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