Jake Owen: "If you decide not to come, trust me... we will all be okay"

Jake Owen calls out Anti-LGBTQ Fan on Instagram

June 26, 2019
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Jake Owen has made something very clear to his fans: he doesn't want to see judgemental, non-inclusive comments on his Instagram. 

Jake posted a clip of his own version of Cher's "Believe," after telling fans, "I believe #loveislove Some of my closest friends and coworkers, are part of the #lgbtcommunity 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."

Jake went on to explain that he had googled "gayest songs of all time," and after finding "Believe," him and his band decided to give it a country spin. 

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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In response, one fan wrote in the comments, "Suddenly I feel sick that I have tickets to your show here on Thursday night.”

Jake had a thought-provoking response, saying, "im sorry you feel sick that you have Tickets to my show Thursday night. Maybe it would do you good to come out, smile, laugh, sing a long with a bunch of strangers that are all going through what we call “life.” I definitely didn’t delete your comment or anyone’s comment from this feed. It’s really only you and few other ignorant people that make yourself look silly. If you make it out to my show, come give me a hug. You need one. 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."

Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line jumped into the conversation, supporting Jake by saying, "think it's awesome you're down to talk about topics that are not necessarily comfortable."

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