Lady Antebellum is Now Lady A
Famous country group Lady Antebellum is changing their name after the turn of recent events in the US.
According to the group's Twitter, the country superstars have reflected on their artist name, and have decided to move forward with the name Lady A. When the group originally formed, the band's name was inspired by the antebellum style home, where they shot their first band photos.
The group has since been awakened and stated, "We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed."
Currently, the country is in a state of unrest as we battle police brutality and systemic racism. Lady A have realized the negative connotation that their name previously represented and have expressed deep regret.
"[W]e are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before The Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us."
Do you think that the group made the right decision by changing their name?