Brad Paisley mocks the Westboro Baptist Church with a perfect selfie

The Westboro Baptist Church, you may be surprised to learn, has a problem with country music.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Jun 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 5:01 am CDT

The Westboro Baptist Church, you may be surprised to learn, has a problem with country music. Why else would it picket the recent Kansas concert of singer-songwriter Brad Paisley? Well, the star himself didn’t bother to ask—he just snapped one of 2014’s best selfies instead.

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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

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The photo was the result of three seconds of meticulous planning:

The protesters seemed to not realize who Paisley was, or that he was mocking them.

Things got a little meta, too:

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Wow! What timing!! You caught this from your car! RT @Wes_B13: Selfie while brad takes a selfie w Westburro Bap pic.twitter.com/rEmK6FT7Sw

— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) June 2, 2014

In the end, the show went on, the Westboro nutjobs accomplished nothing, and people online had a good chuckle at their expense—as if it were them God hates, and not the rest of us.

Photo by Nesbitt_Photo/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Jun 3, 2014, 5:48 pm CDT