Lady Antebellum says they’re changing their name, a new report from the New York Post revealed. The group announced on their Twitter today to say that they would be changing their name amid the Black Lives Matter protests, around the same time that NASCAR also said they would be banning the use of Confederate flags at their events.
As it was previously reported, Lady Antebellum first came on to the scene in a big way back in 2009 with their song, “Need You Now,” which went on to win Record and Song of the Year at the Grammys. On Twitter, the trio explained why they chose to rename their band following the tragic death of George Floyd.
Dear fans… pic.twitter.com/7JlcH2NMl6
— Lady A (@ladya) June 11, 2020
The group says that fans should call them “Lady A” from now on. In summary, the group said they have been listening and watching the way the public has been responding to the protests over the last few weeks, and for that reason, they chose to “open their eyes” to the “injustices” black people purportedly face every day.
Of course, the reaction to the tweet was very mixed, with many people on the social sharing platform thanking them for the changes they made in light of recent events. Others, on the other hand, described the ordeal as “ridiculous.”
One user wrote that the continuous “pandering and apologizing” was out of control and it needed to stop. As it was noted above, NASCAR also revealed they would no longer be allowing Confederate flags at their events in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin after he pressed his knee against his neck for over 8 minutes. The coroner ruled that George died by asphyxiation and his passing kicked off protests around the world.
Many social media users were critical of the protests, arguing that the very same crowd who urged people to stay at home were the same individuals protesting in groups of thousands through the streets of New York City and other big metropolitan areas across the United States.