Country music artist Darius Rucker has publicly responded to a racist comment made towards him over Twitter.
After Rucker covered Bob Dylan's "Wagon Wheel" at the Grand Ole Opry on Sunday, former Twitter user PQKullman tweeted, "@dariusrucker Leave country to the white folk."
Rucker immediately retweeted the comment adding, "WOW. Is this 2013 or 1913?" and "Ill [sic] take my grand ole Opry membership and leave your racism. Wow." When asked by fans why he was responding to racists, the former Hootie and the Blowfish front-man said, "So the world can see them."
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Following the exchange, the PQKullman Twitter handle was deleted, but it has since been reopened, ostensibly by a different user, with the profile reading, "This previously racist profile has been re-registered to promote good things & not hatred. I am not the original one who made a racist comment to [sic] Dairus Rucker."