Actor and comedian Rob Schneider told country music star Garth Brooks this week that he should “just shut up” after finding himself embroiled in controversy after indicating that he will offer Bud Light at his bar when it opens later this summer.
During Brooks’ recent appearance on Billboard’s Country Live in Conversation, he appeared to take a shot at other country music artists who own bars, but are refusing to sell Bud Light over its decision earlier this year to have a paid marketing engagement with a controversial transgender influencer.
“Yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer,” the singer said. “We just are. It’s not our decision to make. If you come into this house, love one another. If you’re an a**hole, there are plenty of other places on lower Broadway.”
“In my existence, one a**hole can turn the whole tide down there,” he added. “My thing is, let’s create a place that you feel safe in.”
Brooks later doubled down on his remarks, saying that inclusivity and diversity are what describes him.
“I get it, everyone’s got their opinions,” Brooks said. “But inclusiveness is always going to be me. I think diversity is the answer to the problems that are here. And the answer to the problems that are coming.”
Schneider told Fox Nation’s “Woke Up in America” that he thinks Brooks needs to be quiet and stay out of the drama in the future.
“I think next time, he’s going to stay out of it, isn’t he? I think Garth Brooks, next time, is going to shut his mouth, and he’s going to pretend like ‘I don’t have anything to do with what beer is chosen in my restaurant,’” Schneider said. “I think the culture is in a very weird little place of hypersensitivity one way or the other. And I think that’s why most people shut their mouths.”
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Schneider said that it is a good business practice for famous people like Brooks not to get too involved with business operations so that they don’t have to take heat if a situation blows up like this.
“I mean, just from a business standpoint, just shut up, say I have nothing to do with it,” he said.
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