Billboards supporting Morgan Wallen pop up around Nashville following racial slur controversy: verslag doen

Wallen, 27, was caught on camera in a leaked video in Februrary using the N-word, leading to big radio chains like iHeartRadio pulling his songs from stations. His record label Big Loud Records also suspended him.

He later was deemed ineligible for the ACM Awards, which are set to take place this coming Sunday, April 18 in Music City.

Volgens Country Now, there are at least six billboards standing high at high-volume intersections in downtown Nashville that feature a logo of the outline of Wallen’s face and a message that reads, “His Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year. Support that boy from ‘East Tennessee!'”

The billboards also share the phrasegahtwhich is used by Wallen and reference “Merk 11:25,” a bible verse.

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There is little information about the origin of the billboards. Egter, the outlet reports that they are operated by Lamar Advertising, as their logo appears on the structures underneath them. Reps for the advertising company did not immediately respond to Fox News’ versoek om kommentaar.

An unidentified fan also claimed to Music Mayhem that a group of the country star’s fans rallied together in support of the Tennessee native following his racial slur scandal. They allegedly planned to raise money for the purchase of one billboard but ended up with enough money to purchase half a dozen.

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In a statement released in early February, the ACM announced they’d barredWallen’s potential involvement and eligibility for this year’s 56th Academy of Country Music Awards cycle.

Morgan Wallen was caught using the N-word on video and has since been suspended 'indefinitely' by his record label and pulled from iHeartRadio airwaves.

Morgan Wallen was caught using the N-word on video and has since been suspended ‘indefinitelyby his record label and pulled from iHeartRadio airwaves. (AP)

The Academy does not condone or support intolerance or behavior that doesn’t align with our commitment and dedication to diversity and dedication,” die verklaring het voortgegaan, promising toexpeditediversity training available to thecountry music artist community.

Uiteindelik, the Academy gesê that they’d be looking into theirawards eligibility and submission processin order to ensure that thenominees consistently reflect the Academy’s integrity.

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After the video was shared by TMZ, Wallen offered a public apology for his actions.

Country musicians Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Mickey Guyton were some of the stars who spoke out condemning Wallen's actions.

Country musicians Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Mickey Guyton were some of the stars who spoke out condemning Wallen’s actions. (Getty)

I’m embarrassed and sorry,” Wallen said in a statement shared with Fox News.

I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” gaan hy voort. “There are no excuses to use this type of language, ooit. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.

Wallen’s controversy led numerous country artists like Eric Kerk, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, en Mickey Guyton to speak out condemning his actions.

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