GODSMACK's Lyrics 'Inappropriate' For JACKSON COUNTY FAIR, Residents Say

According to MLive.com, around three dozen residents of Jackson, Michigan are attempting to get GODSMACK's August 5 concert at the Jackson County Fair canceled, arguing that the band's lyrics are inappropriate for a family event.

Between 35 and 40 Jackson residents attended the fair board's July 23 meeting, with one resident, Billie Buda, calling GODSMACK participation in the event "completely unacceptable." She added: "The lyrics threaten women, children and the weak. It's ridiculous. It's obscene and it's not something we need.

"Their (fair board) mission statement says it is a family-oriented venue. This goes against their own mission statement," she said. "There are a lot of bands that are good and some that are into witchcraft and the devil.

"It's moral decay in the community and we don't need it, there is enough going on here," she added.

Denise Owens, the Jackson County Fair operations director, told MLive.com that ticket sales for GODSMACK's have been "really good," and explained that the band was booked in response to a survey where residents asked for acts other than the traditional classic rock artists that were popular in the 1970s and 1980s.

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