Jake Owen claps back at anti-LGBTQ commenter on social media

Being an ally. Jake Owen provided a pointed diss to a troll who was less than pleased with the country singer showing support for the LGBTQ community.

Owen, 37, took to Instagram on Tuesday, June 25, to share a preview of him covering Cher’s “Believe” with a country twist in the midst of Pride Month. In the post’s caption, he stated: “love is love.”

“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,” he wrote. “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.”


Owen continued by explaining what led him to select Cher’s song, adding: “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.”

One person, meanwhile, was not amused by the “Down to the Honkytonk” crooner’s message and subsequently shared her disappointment in the comments section. “Suddenly I feel sick that I have tickets to your show here on Thursday night,” she wrote.

Owen, in turn, gave a sincere and loving response to the fan apologizing that she feels “sick” about having a ticket to his upcoming concert date. However, he also advised the troll that it might “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,” he continued, dissing the hate on his post. “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.”

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DOVER, DE - JUNE 28: Musician Jake Owen performs onstage during day 3 of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 28, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Singer Jake Owen (L) and Lacey Buchanan attend the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 18: Singer Jake Owen performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 18, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Recording artists Justin Moore and Jake Owen and Lacey Owen attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Recording Artist Jake Owen performs during the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 12: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Jake Owen and wife backstage at the 4th annual Concert For a Cure at the Wildhorse Saloon on June 12, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Recording artist Jake Owen and wife Lacey Buchanan attend the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
TWIN LAKES, WI - JULY 21: Singer/Songwriter Jake Owen, Wife/Model Lacey Buchanan and daughter pearl backstage at Country Thunder - Twin Lakes, Wisconsin - Day 4 on July 21, 2013 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 7: Recording artist Jake Owen introduces his wife Lacey Buchanan and their daughter Olive Pearl in concert during THE PLAYERS Championship Military Appreciation Day Ceremony outside the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse on May 7, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

After Owen taught the fan a lesson in being kind, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line dropped a comment in support of his pal’s powerful message.

“Love this my brother and think it’s awesome that you’re down to talk about topics that are not necessarily comfortable. Keep doing what’s right and don’t worry about the people that don’t get it,” the singer, 32, wrote. “Not everybody is comfortable accepting others for who they are but I’m glad you are and you use your voice to show love and acceptance to everyone. Proud to call u a friend.”

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