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In which Ronnie Dunn calls me “talent” … or was that “trash?”

 

HISTORY:  I wrote a silly post entitled “in which Dunn makes me sick.”  Apparently it showed up in his Google Reader because he then posted it to his Facebook.  I have received loads of hate mail from his loyal, if misguided, fans.  Here is my rebuttal.

 

Dear Ronnie Dunn,

 

First I’d like to say congratulations as I see you just had a grandchild.  I KNOW THIS because for the FIRST TIME EVER I looked at your fan page.

 

Today I started receiving a bunch of hate comments on my blog and after further perusal I realized that you had placed a LINK to All Fooked Up on your Facebook page.  Here’s what you said:

 

 

Ronnie Dunn

I think I’ll start a…”SO YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS”… snippet. People are coming out of the woodworks these days, doing ANYTHING that they can just to be noticed. I never cared that much about being famous but I do want to be a good singer and songwriter. Here is a prime example of someone who REALLY wants to be famous : This “blog” showed up in my Google Alert box this morning. http://allfookedup.com/in-which-dunn-made-me-sick/ . What do you think ? TALENT or TRASH ? RD

 

Well Ronnie, I think it’s only fair since you sent your minions to shit all over my blog that I have a chance to respond.  After all, I can’t find anywhere in my blog that says “Lynn wants to be famous.”  As a matter of fact, if not for said link, my normal 800 readers would have read the post and no one else would have ever even seen the post.  Ironic right? (See irony in the dictionary if you don’t know what that means)

 

I don’t know if you noticed but up on the banner, way up at the top, it says that this is a HUMOR blog.  It also says that a “sense of humor is required” to read it.  Surely, since you seem to be lacking one, you should have stopped at this point.  But no, you went on and read what is OBVIOUSLY a very silly post that makes a bit of fun of country music and then you decided that I was looking for my 15 minutes of fame.

 

How so?  I just write to my readership.  It’s fun and I enjoy it and apparently the readers I have do as well.  However, when YOU decided that somehow you were offended by what was OBVIOUSLY a tongue in cheek post and asked your readers whether I was “talent” or “trash” at that point it became game on.

 

I’ve read your fans comments and it seems obvious that they love you.  I can find absolutely no place in the post that calls for the types of comments that your OBVIOUSLY EDUCATED readers have chosen to leave.  In fact, I would say that YOU were looking for something to inspire your fans, as it seems that you have a solo album coming out, so if someone here has Machiavellian intentions (look it up) it’s surely not me.

 

I neither follow country music nor do I recognize it’s stars, you included.  I don’t actually know how you’ve survived in the public eye when you take yourself so damn seriously.

 

At any rate, I neither want nor need the 15 minutes, which you have chosen to hand to me.  I don’t give a shit what your fans think of my blog and I certainly don’t think it will have any long-term effect either on my blog or on my well being.  Since this blog is NOT monetized I doubt you’ll affect my bottom line either.

 

At any rate, one day I hope you learn to appreciate with HUMOR anything that is written about you.  In the mean time, please tell the asshole that “hoped I went home to my double-wide and popped open a beer with my husband” that he/she perhaps should stick to thinking about what he/she knows best, whatever that may be, and perhaps leave the THINKING to people who actually have a brain.

 

As always,

 

Your number one fan,

 

Lynn MacDonald

 

P.S.  It did turn out that I got the stomach flu and spent the entire time I was in Nashville sick so THAT should make your fan base happy.  Perhaps it WASN’T YOU!!!

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73 Comments

  1. B
    March 2, 2012

    So.. I don’t typically post responses or comments on blogs.. I just read and enjoy them (or not… depending on the blog)..
    I AM a country music fan… I do like his music… but I found your original post HILARIOUS and knew right off that it was a JOKE… Particularly since in BIG words across the top of the blog it says… HUMOR… Thank you for the funny posts.. I am a new reader… but will be sticking around!!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      awww…thank you. I figured the entire Fan base hated me for what was CLEARLY (in my opinion) a silly joke.

  2. Vidya Sury
    March 2, 2012

    Now I’ve got a stomach ache laughing over this (and I can see I am going to be spluttering every now and then as I recall snippets of your post). The “look it up”tickled me to death. It seems this Ronnie Dunn is SERIOUS all fooked up…just like his fans! Giggle.
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    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      i suppose…they sure hate me though

  3. Toni
    March 2, 2012

    Seriously? The guy was offened by your post? That’s crazy. Even if he skipped right by the part where you say you’re being funny, it was fairly clear that you were.

    I guess the closest I’ve ever come to random celebrity contact was the post I wrote about a certain celebrity who followed some chick on twitter whose avatar was a picture of her torso in a tight shirt. The fact that he also quietly started following me a couple of days later I put down to coincidence.

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      hahaha..of course, he could be an auto follower…who knows? thanks for the support

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  5. By Word of Mouth Musings
    March 2, 2012

    Marketing is so much more effective when handled with class. Had the guy have his people, send your people some of his music with a ‘sorry you feel that way’ … could have looked up to him a little more – even if most of his fan base wouldn’t understand such a gesture.
    But then on the other hand, the man offered me a burger on Facebook. Sadly, for both health and mental wellness, I keep both my red meat and redneck intake to a bare minimum.
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    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      I agree…and HOW MUCH DO I LOVE YOU for all the support yesterday. I was really touched that you called down the wrath of the bloggers

  6. Ninja Mommers
    March 2, 2012

    Hello There! I have never come across your blog before this whole Dunn thing, so I suppose something good came out of it for me as I am quite smitten with your humour. I just commented on that awful thread on his fan page, as well as read all that awful Bull written in your comments of what was meant to be a funny post. I found it quite hilarious. I am SHOCKED that Dunn and his fans would act this way and that a grown man would direct his fans here to scream at you. I am glad that it hasn’t shaken you or your sense of humour though, shown by this post you are still going strong.

    Good for you! Keep your head up. I will be visiting frequently for a laugh now! I find it funny that those that are his fans continue to comment on YOUR lack of class when many of them seemingly couldn’t define the work if they had a dictionary open to the definition in front of them.

    Keep it up!

    • Ninja Mommers
      March 2, 2012

      Yeah.. meant word… couldn’t define the word…. fail

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      thank you sooo much. i really appreciate the support. I was surprised by the response but i certainly didn’t let it get to me plus my wonderful friends rushed into the fray for me. Hope you enjoy the blog!

  7. Jessie Powell
    March 2, 2012

    Well clearly it WAS him, with his fucked up sense of humor. What a self righteous asshole.

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      i know right?

  8. Dawn
    March 2, 2012

    Lynn! I really don’t have much more to add to all the great comments here, but I HAD to say something, ’cause the irony of this whole situation can not be ignored! I think my favorite line today was, “look it up” – or maybe it was, “number 1 fan” (of course with gestures….) I’m surprised his publicist didn’t advise him to react just a tad differently (then again, maybe he has the same publicist as Bill Clinton did during his White House years…) This is a wonderful rebuttal – wish I had your knack for dripping sarcasm in the written word! Good for you – but of course we, your readers, will “get it”, while this will obviously go straight over his – and his fans’ – head…. Too bad, ’cause you write some funny s@#t!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      thanks Dawn. I appreciate it and i was just informed that he “took down his post”

  9. Kim
    March 2, 2012

    Oh, for crying out loud. Here I sit most of the day on my computer because I am currently unemployed. You’d think famous folk would have something better to do than attack a post that was obviously a joke. I think he didn’t like being called “constipated.”

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Hahaha…I know right? I went back and read it too! Who knows what he thought?

  10. Name *
    March 2, 2012

    Lynn, Dawn’s right – the irony of this is just off the charts (no pun intended) and maybe he’ll now be inspired to put it good use – maybe he’ll write a song about you? Can you imagine? Oh jeez. Look at it this way, your post(s) provided many with a few new vocabulary words. :D

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Hahaha…public service announcement

  11. Missy | Literal Mom
    March 2, 2012

    Lynn – lovely Lynn. How beautifully you’ve handled this. I saw it late last night and couldn’t swing into give you a comment until this morning. I am appalled that someone would use their fame so viciously. Maybe he didn’t mean it as badly as it turned out, and it’s just the fans who turned rabid, but either way, an apology to you would go a long way toward establishing himself as a “country gentleman.”

    LOVE this rebuttal, Lynn. Good work. Look it up, indeed. :)

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      He took it down but he should have called out his fans

  12. Pua
    March 2, 2012

    I went to bed last night after reading the post, and every single comment on both the post and the Facebook page. Woke up with a headache, slightly nauseous, and a craving for Pabts Blue Ribbon and a trucker hat….
    I think I got Dunned.

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Hahahaha…PBR was my high school beer of choice

  13. Melanie
    March 2, 2012

    What an ass. Well, on the bright side, it may have garnered you some new readers amongst the haters. At least now when I have down time at work I can look through those comments and laugh. I call boo. Boo on all of them.

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      ’twas a funny and ironic thing indeed

  14. Amy
    March 2, 2012

    I know that some people out there find this hard to believe but there are a lot of people out in this big world of ours that don’t listen to Country music, and I am one of them! I loved your Dunn blog and love this one even more. I frequently ask friends what music artist they are talking about because it’s some country artist that I have never heard of.

    Now I’m starting to wonder why his fans feel the need to defend him so venomously…

    I have said it before and I will say it again… I’m in hell and they are playing country music!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      He should have sent me his cd and asked me to give him a chance

  15. Esther
    March 2, 2012

    I enjoy the heck out of your blog Lynn! I don’t always find it hilarious, but you’re always amusing! Besides, finding someone who knows, understands and uses sarcasm is a major plus!!!! I’m sure Dunn’s publicist called as soon as he saw the post and said “What the fook Ronnie!!! Take that s#@t down!!!! rofl

    11

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Wild love to imagine that conversation

  16. Jody
    March 2, 2012

    Well I have enjoyed these last two posts and all the comments. You have some awesome Supporters Lynn and I be one of them! You write a wonderful blog, and if I could only be as gracious as you. Something good will come out of this! Keep up the good posts, and ALWAYS remain true to yourself! Because that is who you are, and what I enjoy reading!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Thanks

  17. Jane
    March 2, 2012

    Laughter is underrated — thank you for starting off my mornings with a smile and often an out loud whoop!
    Thank you for looking at life and keeping it all in perspective — we are after all each of us only one of billions and we live on a planet of ….. even the scientists are guessing at that number.
    Keep it up

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      thank YOU for reading…i keep it going for comments like this

  18. Jennifer L
    March 2, 2012

    I loved your last two posts and I was a fan of Ronnie Dunn, hard to be a fan of the man after that but still I like his and Brooks music.. I am a new follower and maybe out of all of this immaturity you will actually reap benefits that he wont. It’s amazing what a bloggers “voice” can really accomplish. I posted a comment on his wall only to find out a couple hours later it was gone.. hmm..

    Keep of the good work Lynn!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      now i hear he took the entire post down so i guess he realized that his fans were being unnecessarily nasty

  19. Pamela D Hart
    March 2, 2012

    I’m crawling out from under my rock to say that I have no freaken clue who Ronnie Dunn is and after his classless way of handling this situation, won’t even bother to find out. And I LIKE country music, but I certainly won’t be listening to his. Sheesh, cowboy up man.
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    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      a bit of an overreaction on his part FOR SURE!!! thanks pam

  20. Auntie Dee
    March 2, 2012

    The flu will forever be known as the Dunn…”sorry i can’t make it I have the Dunn.” “I have been up all night throwing up with the Dunn.” “I think I caught the Dunn from listening to country music too much”…

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      a friend of mine is now calling an overreaction “dunned”. Like, “oh, you just got Dunned!” hahaha

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      i know right? we all feel that way now

  21. You know, people like this clearly have no sense of humour at all. This would have been a great opportunity to make fun of himself by acknowledging it in some way. A coupon for McDonald’s, maybe? He would have seemed gracious and funny, but now he just seems sad.

    And I’m not even going to comment on a guy who is a GRANDFATHER at 35. Nope, not gonna do it.

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      what? he’s only 35? I had no idea

      • kathy
        March 3, 2012

        he’s 58.

        • Lynn
          March 3, 2012

          It’s all good…I’m no youngster myself

  22. Julie
    March 2, 2012

    Having lived in Nashville for a while (years back) I was brutally assulted by country music on a daily basis. Your post “in which Dunn makes me sick” had me gasping for breath I was laffin (look it up) so hard. Your response to him is classy, biting and priceless. Having said that, I’ve got to run ~ dunn got me more blogs to read!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      hahahaha..julie, you crack me up

  23. Kyla at Mommy's Weird
    March 2, 2012

    HOLY SHIT. I hope that kid with the big thighs from that Vow movie don’t shit all over me. OH FUCK!

    Big Hugs. Girl, you are hilarious. I can’t believe what people read into things….

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Thank you…can’t get me down

  24. Rebecca
    March 2, 2012

    There is so much stupid in the reaction to your very silly and obviously harmless post…I just don’t know what to say. Oh, except…DUMBASSES!!

    • Lynn
      March 2, 2012

      Hahahaha…yep

  25. Lady Estrogen
    March 2, 2012

    Mach-ia-vel-whhuutt? BAHAHAHA. That was said is my finest hillbilly accent, by the way.
    Your brackets are the cherry, babe.
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    • Lynn
      March 3, 2012

      Thanks you…I guess I just keep pissing people off

  26. QuirkyFuzzball
    March 2, 2012

    I love your posts, I look forward to them every day. I don’t think that it was *you* that was looking for 15 minutes of fame. He can take his lack of humor and put it in the $5 music bin his CD’s are at.

    • Lynn
      March 3, 2012

      Thanks…yeah, that post was consistent with all my posts but he didn’t know that

  27. Ellen
    March 3, 2012

    I looked up his birth date (because 35 didn’t sound right.) he was born in 1953. So, he not only doesn’t have a sense of humor, but he’s a liar, as well.

    Love your blog.

    • Lynn
      March 3, 2012

      Did he say he was 35? I thought one of the commenters said that

  28. Kelly
    March 3, 2012

    I read every day. In fact, a smile automatically happens when I see your posts arrive in my email. I love you. That is all. xo

    • Lynn
      March 3, 2012

      Course, you know I love you too girl

  29. Ellen
    March 3, 2012

    “My son and his lovely wife are days away from having our first grandson. I am going to be a grand dad at the age of 35 !” (From his Facebook page.)

    • Lynn
      March 3, 2012

      Hahahaha..li did an IMDB search too and also got he was born in 1953. I didn’t realize he had claimed that…too funny

      • Name *
        March 3, 2012

        Yes, he’s 58. He jokes about his age on a regular basis. It’s called humor, (look it up). His fans get his humor, just like your followers get yours.

        • Lynn
          March 3, 2012

          I wasn’t worried about it one way or another…I was just curious

  30. Chezzianne
    March 5, 2012

    I have also like his fan page and Ronnie Dunn is a very inspiring person and he deserve to be honored…Thanks for the story you have shared here Lynn…
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  31. muffin
    March 5, 2012

    I wonder if he’s set up a Google Alert for him to have gotten your blog so quickly. I Google myself all the time, but I see stuff late….

    I kept thinking of Dunned like a country version of Rick Rolled. Anywho, I appreciated the humor, especially being a new transplant to the land of “no music but country” and me being a heavy metal fan….

    • Lynn
      March 5, 2012

      Yeah…had to be a google alert but still, he was an ass about it

      • muffin
        March 5, 2012

        Very much so. Plus bonus points for creating a Google alert for himself.

        Though now I’m tempted to do so for me. But then I’ll just get depressed because the only things about me on the interwebs are things I’ve posted myself or publicity for work.

        (I was hoping to convey my derision, but my comments make way more sense in my head before I type them out.)

        • Lynn
          March 5, 2012

          Everything makes sense in my head too…never comes across.

          I have a Google alert for this blog and I never get anything.

  32. Name *
    March 6, 2012

    Who is Ronnie Dunn?

    I dont’ want to google him.

    Nice of him to send traffic your way, bet you got some followers out of it , don’t you think?

    • Lynn
      March 7, 2012

      well, he’s some country guy who was in Brooks & Dunn…he apparently has NO sense of humor because he sent a bunch of mean spirited people over my way. You should have seen what they wrote on Facebook about me.

      New followers? hmmm…most of them hated me so maybe one or two.

  33. stacy
    March 8, 2012

    You are WAY funnier than him. He sounds like an ass, but it does make for a funny story. Something else to talk about……..

  34. curious cat
    March 8, 2012

    Lynn, I debated whether even to weigh in here. It all sounds like a tempest in a teapot and what I think I can add I don’t know. I’m a journalist and don’t normally get involved in internet blogs. This sounds like the War of the Websites. Why Mr. Dunn reacted as he did, if it was indeed he and not some staffer writing in his name, I don’t know. The fact that all the comments were removed from his site says something, I’m not sure what and won’t speculate. He does have people who handle his website. Whether you or anyone else here likes country music or not, he’s a huge and respected star in the genre, a talented singer and songwriter. I like his music, country is a recent acquired taste for me, but am not a fanatical fan of anybody. One thing though: He was clearly JOKING, not LYING, about his age if he said he was a grandpa at 35. His age (currently 58) has never been a secret. And certainly not to his longtime fans, whom his blogs are directed toward. The fact that you felt compelled to look up his age and called him a liar just shows that you don’t know him and didn’t recognize HIS idea of humor. It’s just not the same as yours. He has joked that when he learned he was to be a grandfather, he felt ancient and would probably have to go into therapy. And by the way, in spite of his redneck hillbilly image, and the use of quaint ungrammatical phrases like “ah ain’t” and “he don’t,” part of his country schtick, he’s intelligent and pretty well educated. He didn’t have to look up any of the words you used, I assure you. I hope this doesn’t sound too harsh. I’m sorry you felt attacked and compelled to lash back against the fan onslaught. You have every right to your humor blog. It all just went too far, in my opinion, on both sides, and made everybody involved look foolish.

    • Lynn
      March 8, 2012

      Thanks for the comment. First, I NEVER called him 35. One of my readers did and I looked it up and said that wasn’t true. I neither cared then, nor now, how old he is. I simply replied because HE said that I wanted my “15 minutes of fame” which wasn’t true.

      The he asked his people whether I was “talent” or “trash”. Truth is I’m neither.

      Then his fans got ugly. I never got involved at all except to respond. His fans said I was stupid, ignorant, lived in a double wide, shouldn’t reproduce…I never did anything about any of that except to say that they ALL needed a sense of humor.

      It was him because he signed his initials to the post. Also, when a LOT of bloggers called him on his bullshit he took it down.

      I took the high road.

      I’m college educated with a math degree from Johns Hopkins. Having those asinine fans calling me dumb and saying I shouldn’t breed is the height of irony. Especially considering I have two kids at Duke and one who is a candidate right now for The Presidential Scholars commission.

      So, I NEVER said anything about him being a liar but he came at me. I wrote a silly tongue in cheek post and he picked on the wrong person. I’m sure his publicist made him take it down. The smart play would have been to laugh it off and send me CD’s.

      I didn’t look for a fight but there’s no way in hell people, especially his inane fans, were going to write the shit they wrote about me and not get a response.

      So, in summation, I never called him I liar. I don’t care in any event and those were the facts. Of course, he took his post down so you can’t see the horrific stuff his people called me. Whatever, I don’t care but get the facts straight.

      Thanks for the comment

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