Copy-editors, fact-checkers and sticklers for spelling and history teachers nationwide may have their panties in a bundle after today’s Live Earth concert in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil: Macy Gray’s bassist donned a t-shirt with “Dick Chaney” crossed out with an “X” mark. Note: It’s “Cheney” for all the Americans who didn’t know otherwise.
In spirit of the environment, all members of Gray’s band who played in Brazil each wore a t-shirt with various phrases, like “Global Warming,” crossed out.
Props for the Macy Gray and her crew for making a profound political statement about the need for social and environmental change. But, investing in a dictionaryâ€“and a history bookâ€“would be another step in the right direction.