Lucy Dacus, a member of the Boygenius band, called former President Barack Obama a "war criminal" in response to his posting a summer playlist that included a song by her band.
Obama shared his annual summer playlist, which included "Not Strong Enough" by Boygenius, prompting Dacus to write "war criminal:(" in response, as Breitbart News reported.
It is unclear what Dacus meant when she wrote "war criminal" in response to the summer playlist of the 44th president.
war criminal 🙁 https://t.co/ikW3tMevxe
— Lucy Dacus (@lucydacus) July 20, 2023
Boygenius, a trio consisting of Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker, released their composition "Not Strong Enough" this year.
The song's lyrics include the lines "The way I am, not strong enough to be your man, I try, but I can't stop staring at the ceiling fan."
“I don’t know why I am the way I am, there’s something in the static, I think I’ve been having revelations, coming to, in the front seat, nearly empty, skip the exit to our old street and go home,” the song continues.
Each year, Obama publishes his summer playlist.
Several other songs appeared on the playlist for this year, including "Fast Car" by Luke Combs, "Who Told You" by J Hus featuring Drake, "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders, "Soul Survivor" by The Rolling Stones, and "Just Breathe" by Pearl Jam.
Some of Dacus, Bridgers, and Baker's political beliefs, including their opposition to anti-grooming legislation, have been made public.
Bridgers proclaimed "Fuck Ron DeSantis" during the band's April Coachella performance. In response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Bridgers led a concert audience in a chant of "Fuck the Supreme Court" last year, adding "Fuck America, like, fuck you."
Boygenius recently performed a drag performance in Nashville to protest anti-grooming legislation prohibiting drag shows on public property or in front of children.
In addition to concerns about his history as Commander-in-Chief, the former president has concerned conservatives due to his support of the LGBTQ+ community.
Obama defended LGBTQ+ literature in children's schools and public libraries in a letter, as Republican-led states move to restrict them in response to growing parental concern.
Today, some of the books that shaped my life—and the lives of so many others—are being challenged by people who disagree with certain ideas or perspectives,” Obama tweeted along with a letter.
“And librarians are on the front lines, fighting every day to make the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions, and ideas available to everyone.”
Today, some of the books that shaped my life—and the lives of so many others—are being challenged by people who disagree with certain ideas or perspectives. And librarians are on the front lines, fighting every day to make the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions, and… pic.twitter.com/txhCTfH3Gh
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 17, 2023