Country musician Travis Tritt has become a trending topic on Twitter after blocking a host of celebrities and high profile figures.
And while the singer can now enjoy a timeline without those voices entering his discussions, many of the owners of the banned accounts claimed they had never heard of him before he took his bold move on social media.
The discussion seemed to peak on Wednesday when the PatriotTakes Twitter account posted a poll asking, “Have you been blocked by Travis Tritt?” Of the 8,074 respondents, 8.8 percent said they had been blocked by Tritt.
Comedian Kathy Griffin shared a screenshot of a Twitter notification that she was blocked when she quipped, “I now belong to something so much bigger than myself.”
In response to her post, activist and television personality Marc Lamont Hill wrote, “I am honored to be part of this respected group. Also, until now I had no idea who this person was.”
That feeling was echoed by Mrs. Doubtfire screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer, who said, “I’ve never tweeted about or for this person. I have no idea who he is or what songs he sang. I feel like I belong. “
Travis Tritt performs live at the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway on July 16, 2016 in Brooklyn, Michigan. The musician has become a trending topic on social media after banning a large number of Twitter accounts.
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He did not explain whether he was part of the closed club, but actor George Hahn said: “I was years old today when I found out that there was a singer named Travis Tritt.”
National security analyst Clint Watts also shared a screenshot of his blocked notification when he wrote, “I’m more confident that I’m on the right side of the story.”
He added, “The strange thing is that I once shook hands with Travis Tritt at a military base or something and thought I was fine.”
Noting that he was way ahead of the newest corner, writer John Pavlovitz tweeted, “I was blocked by Travis kick before it was cool.”
The strange thing is that I once shook hands with Travis Tritt on a military base or something and I thought it would go well.
– Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) October 20, 2021
I was years old today when I found out that there was a singer named Travis Tritt.
– George Hahn (@georgehahn) October 20, 2021
In 2020, The Whiskey Ain’t Workin ‘singer Tritt announced that he was backing actor James Woods’ social media tactic of using broad blocks of Twitter accounts that express leftist political stance.
“Reminder: Block twenty accounts each day that have the hashtag ‘Resistance’ on their profile,” Woods, a Conservative actor, tweeted in September 2020. “It slows them down and offsets Twitter’s shadow ban on conservative accounts.”
Republican Tritt then wrote, “According to my friend @RealJamesWoods, put #resist in your Twitter search bar. Block at least twenty of these accounts a day. We’ll soon make them as irrelevant as they tried to get the rest of us to.” do. “
The musician’s and actor’s blockade action in 2020 led to a similar reaction. Better Call Saul star Michael McKean tweeted at the time: “Travis Tritt blocked me and this is only the second time I’ve thought of him.”
I got blocked by Travis kick before it was cool.
– John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) October 20, 2021
Have you been blocked by Travis’ kick?
– PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) October 20, 2021
Grammy winner Tritt hit the headlines on Monday when it announced it would cancel its upcoming shows that would take place in locations where attendees would have to wear masks, provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result.
In a statement posted on his website, he said, “I put my money where my mouth is and proclaim that any venue or promoter that prescribes masks, requires vaccinations, or urges COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated.” .
“Any show I book that discriminates concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test or a mask will be canceled immediately.
“Many people across the country take a firm stand against these mandates, and I wholeheartedly support this cause. Right from the start, I spoke out very loudly against mandates.
“This is a sacrifice I am willing to stand for the freedoms generations of Americans have enjoyed throughout their lives.”
(LR) Kathy Griffin and Marc Lamont Hill are among those who announced this week that they have been banned on Twitter by Travis Tritt.
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