Country music star Brad Paisley decided to do something a bit different when Westboro Baptist Church protesters showed up to picket his concert in Bonner Springs, Kansas, Sunday.
Rather than shout back or curse them out, he calmly approached the group and snapped a selfie – then posted the image to his social media accounts.
In a brief video captured by someone accompanying Paisley, the singer can be seen rallying protesters who are holding signs that read “Sin Breeds Violence” and “God Hates Drunks” before taking the picture.
The Westboro protesters appear to comply with his request for a selfie, with some of them even donning a smile.
Watch it all unfold below:
When Paisley posted the image to Twitter, he wrote, “Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(ass) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We’ll play loud.”
Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(ass) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud. pic.twitter.com/OrMhJjD8NE
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) June 2, 2014
In a video posted to Facebook before the selfie, Paisley can be seen talking to a friend inside a vehicle about his plan to capture the Westboro-themed picture.
Westboro also took to its Twitter page to highlight the encounter, calling the singer “polite.”
You might remember that country singer Vince Gill took a different route last year, clashing with Westboro protesters and calling one of them “a big dips**t.”
Oh, and singer Blake Shelton used the same label in response to the group last year as well.
(H/T: Huffington Post)
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