A little later, he compared the reaction to "Accidental Racist" to the recent backlash over Rick Ross' contribution to the Rocko song "O.U.E.N.O," which brought an apology after detractors accused him of glorifying date rape.
"All the "OUENO" weigher ins....i expect "Accidental Racist" to get equal amount of discussion & dialogue," he wrote.
That it did. Paisley told DeGeneres that was the point.
"Make up your own mind," he said. "That's fine. You can throw things at me. I'm all right."
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