Ward Davis Calls Out “Subculture Of Trolls” Looking To Destroy Morgan Wallen Amid Concert Cancellation Controversy

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David Lehr

The internet looking to destroy somebody? No way…

Morgan Wallen has once again found himself embroiled in controversy after the singer abruptly canceled his performance in Oxford, Mississippi on Sunday just before he was set to take the stage. Morgan revealed in an Instagram post that he had lost his voice after his show Saturday night, and despite working all day Sunday to get it back, wasn’t able to recover in time for the show:

“After last night’s show I started losing my voice so I spent the day resting up, talking to my doctor and working through my vocal exercises trying to get better.

I really thought I’d be able to take the stage and it kills me to deliver this so close to showtime, but my voice is shot and I am unable to sing.

All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could.”

Immediately after the announcement, rumors began to fly on social media (because of course they did) that he may not have actually lost his voice at all – despite the fact that there’s no evidence that Morgan was out partying Saturday night, or that the cancelation was for any reason other than Morgan losing his voice.

But still, you know how social media goes.

The rumors were further fueled by a viral video of a security guard at the show, who claimed that Morgan was so drunk that “he couldn’t walk” and had to be taken out of the stadium in an ambulance, and it got to the point that both the security company that employs the guard and the head of Morgan’s label, Big Loud Records, released statements refuting the security guard’s claims.

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The controversy has gotten so ridiculous that one fan has even filed a lawsuit over the canceled concert, and one has gone viral for her ridiculous Facebook post demanding that Morgan reimburse her $4,000 that she spent on the weekend, including over $600 on Ole Miss merchandise at a fan shop.

It’s insane.

But now one artist is speaking out for Morgan – and it might come as a bit of a surprise.

Outspoken singer and songwriter Ward Davis, a frequent collaborator with Cody Jinks and at times a vocal critic of mainstream country music, is defending Morgan from the wave of criticism he’s facing this week.

Ward spoke out about the latest controversy in a Facebook post:

“I wish everybody would leave Morgan Wallen alone. Like seriously. Every time the guy does anything, there’s 50 buzzards circling, ready to rip him apart. Like a whole subculture of trolls, looking to destroy Morgan Wallen, as if he represents everything that’s wrong with the world, which he doesn’t.”

I mean, he’s not wrong. It seems like Morgan’s under a much bigger microscope than anybody else in country music.

And sure, some of that’s self-inflicted due to past mistakes. But there’s also a large contingent of people who aren’t happy about his success, and seem to delight in any opportunity to tear Morgan down.

I guess that’s just what happens in this age of social media…as ridiculous as it may be.

Twitter Roasts Woman Who Demands Morgan Wallen Refund Her $4,000 She Spent On Canceled Show

Some of the backlash against Morgan for the canceled show has been pretty ridiculous.

For example, meet Mandi.

Mandi took to Facebook to post her absolutely ridiculous list of expenses for the show, and demand that Morgan send her a refund via CashApp for all the money that she claims her and her husband are out from the weekend – including $629 that they spent at an Ole Miss gift shop.

Her grand total? A whopping $3,982.00

Let’s just break this whole thing down real quick.

It starts off at least understandable, with the $560 for their hotel room and the $80 for gas (two tanks, she clarifies).

Then things start to go off the rails. First there’s the $1600 for 4 tickets – which she’ll already be refunded, as will the rest of the ticketholders. And who are the other 2 tickets for? She only mentions her and her husband…did they each buy two seats, or did they have some friends who bailed at the last minute (other than Morgan?)

Then she’s also claiming she’s owed a refund for both her and her husband’s outfit for the show – $120 for hers and $218 for his. So not only did they both buy completely new outfits for the show, but his was almost twice as much as hers? I don’t think I could put together an outfit in my closet that costs $218 even if I included my belt, socks and underwear.

Then there are three meals. The first is at Oxford Grillehouse, a steakhouse near Ole Miss. The bill for that meal was $235, which seems pricey considering the most expensive cut of meat on the menu is only $53, and it includes two sides. But hey, maybe they went for a nice bottle of wine or turned up with a few drinks, so I guess that’s not too unreasonable.

And their other two meals were downright cheap compared to the steakhouse, with $40 at Cracker Barrel and $45 at Los Parrilleros, a Mexican restaurant that according to their Facebook serves “everything from pasta, ribeyes to burrito and tacos!” I mean, $45 is basically a steal. And $40 at Cracker Barrel is enough to not only get two chicken fried steaks, but they could probably also grab an Oak Ridge Boys CD and a scented candle on the way out. So they get a pass for these two meals.

But then…then it just gets ridiculous.

Mandi also demands that Morgan reimburse her $629 that she spent at Rebel Rags, a “strip mall retailer stocking a range of University of Mississippi merchandise, like apparel & gifts.”

Her reasoning behind demanding to be refunded for the shopping spree? Well, they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go if it hadn’t been for the concert.

Seems like a solid legal argument to me. And if you can get $629 in free Ole Miss gear courtesy of Morgan Wallen, you take that deal every single time.

Next up on the list is $220 worth of drinks at the ill-fated concert, because apparently the couple turned up during the openers. A quick Google search shows that beer at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was running $9 a pop for the high-end selections like Blue Moon and Landshark back in 2019, so let’s assume that it’s gone up a few bucks due to inflation since then.

That means this couple managed to down approximately 15 beers, and that was before the headliner even took the stage. I want to party with these guys.

And finally, Mandi wants Morgan to also reimburse her for the $235 that she spent on Morgan Wallen merch at his concert, because apparently she’s no longer a fan and has no need for his merchandise any longer.

$235 on merch? Hell, her husband could have bought a whole new outfit for that much, and still had some left over for his portion of a meal at Cracker Barrel.

Obviously her list is ridiculous, and Twitter had a field day roasting her for the insane demand.

Of course the expense that drew the most reaction was the $629 at Rebel Rags…

Seriously, if you need a good laugh, just go read the replies and quote tweets on the original tweet. It’s well worth your time.

Poor Mandi… but hey, at least she won’t have to make a separate trip to go shopping for football season.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock