US TV presenter Sean Hannity dedicated a segment of his Fox News show to verbally abuse Ryan Adams, referring to him as a “gutless coward”.
The pair have recently been exchanging angry messages on Twitter, with Hannity, notorious for his outspoken, right-wing views, taking things a step further by publicly attacking the ‘Gold’ star. The feud started when Hannity questioned the lack of role models in America, with Adams replying: “Your entire soul is controlled by fear and by hate. Evolve little chicken man. See reality.”
Hannity responded, inviting Adams on his show, which Ryan Adams declined by saying if he “wanted to be yelled at I would go see a Youth of Today reunion show” and that he doesn’t “negotiate with terrorists”. Hannity then dedicated a section on his show, to criticising Adams on air.
“Singer-songwriter – by the way, you probably don’t know him, he’s not that popular – Ryan Adams. We invited him on the show for a comment. His little agent replied, because he was too chicken, in an email: ‘Ryan’s statement is his tweet and vice versa’. Why don’t you have the courage to come on the program, defend yourself?”
He added: “He called me a ‘terrorist’. If we wanted to torture terrorists, we could play his music, which isn’t that popular anyway, and a 24-hour-loop would drive them nuts… Come on the programme, stop being a wimp, he’s hiding behind his rock star makeup like a little gutless little coward that he is.” Watch Hannity attacking Adams below.