The Hot Buns video begins innocently enough. Four hillbilly-attired Foo Fighters are chowing down at a truck stop.
Then they head to the showers, soap up, shake their naked backsides and spoof a gay porn film to the strains of Queen’s Body Language.
The viral sensation, created to promote the rock band’s fall tour, drew immediate and widespread reaction from fans. And one response from an open foe. The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, notorious for picketing at military funerals, plans to descend upon the Foos’ second tour stop Friday night in Kansas City, Mo.
“I can’t wait,” says Dave Grohl, who hatched the idea for the video after a bus break years ago at a truck stop where drivers lined up for a turn at hot showers. “You know you’ve arrived when they start picketing your shows.”
Here’s the uncensored version (because if this blog is anything, it’s NSFW):
Writing on their website, WBC said the following:
“The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the people in this doomed nation: hard-hearted, hell-bound, and hedonistic,” leader Fred Phelps wrote on the church’s website. “These people have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags.”
What’s so wrong with fags and fornication? Who doesn’t love fags and fornication?! Is it the alliteration? Is that what bothers you jackasses?
Anyway, Fred Phelps and his merry band of assholes made good on their promise to protest the Foo Fighters show in Kansas City, but the Foo Fighters were ready for them:
As expected, the WBC showed up to protest the show yesterday (Sept. 16) afternoon. What they didn’t expect, however, was a truck-pulled float carrying all five members of Foo Fighters dressed in trucker outfits and wigs identical to those they donned in their recent ‘Hot Buns’ video. The band played the country parody song ‘Keep It Clean,’ heard in the video, skewering the protesters as they looked on with their picket signs in hand.
Advantage, Foo Fighters.[cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]