She’s not “Cool About It.”
Barack Obama launched his summer time playlist on Thursday, with a listing of his favourite “previous and new” songs of the summer time.
His 2023 checklist featured “Not Strong Enough” by indie rock supergroup Boygenius, however one member of the band, Lucy Dacus, is lower than completely satisfied about receiving the previous president’s seal of approval.
Dacus, whose bandmates embrace Phoebe Bridgers —who has been one of many openers for Taylor Swift on the “Eras” tour — and Julien Baker, retweeted the checklist on Thursday night time, including “battle felony :(” to the tweet.
It’s unclear as to what precisely Dacus was referring to, however some individuals speculated the musician could possibly be referring to Obama’s approval of drone warfare throughout his presidency.
The Post has contacted Boygenius’ reps for remark.
During his eight years as president of the United States, Obama ordered 563 drone strikes, which killed roughly 3,797 individuals — round 384 and 807 of whom have been civilians, based on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
The drone strikes are one of the vital controversial facets of his presidency.
The first drone strike he authorized was in Yemen and it killed 55 individuals — together with 21 kids and 12 ladies, 5 of whom have been pregnant on the time.
Another strike focused a funeral in Pakistan and killed 41 individuals, drawing a lot criticism for failing to differentiate between militants and civilians.
Boygenius has waded into politics prior to now, talking out towards Tennessee’s anti-drag laws in June.
While in Nashville for the RE:Set mini-festival, Bridgers, Dacus and Baker wore drag make-up and costumes in protest of the just lately signed laws, designed to position strict limits on drag exhibits.
They group additionally spoke out about equality at Coachella in April. During their set, Dacus blasted legal guidelines in Missouri and Florida that limit entry to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals, whereas Bridgers declared “abortion is superb” and “f – – okay Ron DeSantis.”
Obama is but to publicly reply to Dacus’ tweet.
The former prez’s different summer time songs embrace hits by J Hus, SZA, Rosalía, Burna Boy, Ice Spice, Kelela, and Janelle Monáe.