Foo Fighters Counter-Protest Westboro Baptist Church At Protest Of Their Concert In Kansas City

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I'd say this is one for the Foo Fighters, zippo for the Westboro Baptist Church hate mongers who decided they weren't too happy with the recent video from the Foo Fighters to promote their fall concert tour.

From Balloon Juice -- Foo Fighters Counter-Protest Westboro Baptist Church at Westboro Baptist Church’s Protest of Foo Fighters Concert:

If you haven’t heard, the Foo Fighters created a video called Hot Buns to promote their fall tour:

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.”

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Anyway, Fred Phelps and his merry band of a**holes 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.

Safe for work video of the Foo Fighters counter-protest above. Not safe for work video that got the "God hates fags" group at Westboro so worked up to begin with below the fold.

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