Don’t even think about it, Garth…
Last month it was announced that Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks would be hosting the 58th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11. This year’s ACM Awards will take place in Texas, live on Amazon Prime (thanks to tanking ratings in years past) from The Star in Frisco.
But aside from worries about what kind of shitty pop performances we’re going to have to sit through this year, fans are also sounding alarm for the safety of one of America’s greatest treasures.
Of course by now you’re probably familiar with the ongoing joke about Garth Brooks possibly being a serial killer with bodies hidden in his backyard. It all started when comedian Tom Segura and his wife Christina Pazsitzky saw the bizarre video that Garth released to announce his stadium tour back in 2018 – you know the one, where Garth talks about “getting physical playing music.”
Anyway, that video led the comedian duo hosts of the “Your Mom’s House” podcast to come to the (inevitable, really) conclusion that Garth Brooks, Country Music Hall of Famer, 7-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, one of the greatest live acts in country music history, who sells out professional football stadium after professional football stadium, is a serial killer with bodies buried all over his backyard.
It’s become a hilarious internet meme, and every time Garth posts anything on social media the comments are immediately taken over by fans of Segura asking him where the bodies are, and praying that Garth have mercy on their grandparents.
Not only are they downright hilarious, but some are pretty creative too.
And this has been going on for YEARS. But what makes it even funnier is that Garth either isn’t in on, or doesn’t appreciate, the joke, to the point that he (or most likely, someone on his team) restricted Tom Segura’s account so that his comments aren’t visible on Garth’s IG posts.
Now, I feel like that was the worst thing Garth could possibly have done for the meme, because that’s just going to make people troll him that much harder. If he really wanted to put an end to all this, all he has to do is tweet “I’m not a serial killer” or something like that to prove that he’s in on the joke. It stops being funny, eventually dies out, and everybody moves on.
But that’s not how Garth decided to handle it. So that leads us here, where everybody is hilariously expressing their concern for Garth’s ACM co-host Dolly Parton.
The ACM Awards posted a promo video today featuring Garth and Dolly, and the comments are – you guessed it – all about Garth being a serial killer and fearing for Dolly’s safety standing on stage alongside him.
And they just go on and on like that.
Better be careful Garth, a lot of people watching you this time…