According to Forbes, the article, published by the Dunning Kruger Times, claimed fans forced Brooks to leave the stage at the 123rd Annual Texas Country Jamboree in Hambriston, Texas.
“Go woke. Go broke,” Abbot said in the now-deleted tweet. “Good job Texas.”
The article is riddled with falsities—including the fake festival and the made-up town of Hambriston. There are also several fake quotes by other country artists and a fake mayor of Nashville.
The Dunning Kruger Times—named after the Dunning-Kruger Effect—went viral for another satirical article about Brooks recently, reporting that investors pulled out of his up-and-coming Nashville bar based on his insistence of serving Bud Light.
While it is true that Brooks will open a bar that serves Bud Light in Nashville, called Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky Tonk, it is false that investors pulled money from the project.
Brooks announced that his bar will serve “every brand of beer” once the establishment opens this summer, drawing backlash from his fanbase.
“I want it to be a place you feel safe in, I want it to be a place where you feel like there are manners and people like one another,” Brooks said. “And yes, we’re going to serve every brand of beer. We just are. It’s not our decision to make.”
Actor Rob Schneider commented on the controversy in an interview with Fox News.
“I think the culture is in a very weird little place of hypersensitivity one way or the other. And I think that’s why most people shut their mouths.” Schneider said. “I mean, just from a business standpoint, just shut up, say I have nothing to do with it.”