Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing

HOME > OTHER ENTERTAINMENT NEWS > Music NEWS

Country music star Gretchen Wilson under fire for chew can prop


UPI News Service, 08/26/2005 

Gretchen "Redneck Woman" Wilson has been asked by Tennessee Attorney General Paul Summers to stop using a can of smokeless tobacco as a concert prop.

ADVERTISEMENT
In a letter to Wilson Thursday, Summers wrote Wilson is a role model for youth and asked her "avoid glamorizing and normalizing the use of smokeless tobacco products," the Nashville City Paper reported.

Wilson has been known to pull out a can of chew while performing her song called "Man With a Skoal Ring" about the circle that gradually wears into the back of jeans pockets from tobacco containers.

Summers said because Wilson has fans under the age of 18, her actions violate the 1998 Smokeless Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, which prohibits targeting youth for that product.

Wilson's spokeswoman, Michele Schweitzer, said the singer had no comment.


DISCUSS AND COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.


Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International








Take Our User Survey





Page generated in 0.052875995635986 seconds
About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed