- Homestead Rescue has been making quite a stir in recent months.
- Has was initially criticized for being false and manufactured.
- Raney’s Song was disassociated from all parties associated with the show.
- We were unaware of this song and completely disagree with the opinions and attitudes stated.
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Homestead Rescue, a Discovery Channel reality show that debuted in 2016, has been making quite a stir in recent months.
Has was initially criticized for being false and manufactured, and it recently experienced a significant backlash due to a homophobic song recorded over 20 years ago by Marty Raney, one of the show’s stars and pioneers.
The song rose to prominence around August 2020, when Discovery had completed five seasons of the show.
And, after the scandal, many expected the show to be canceled, but has the dust settled, or has the show faced any such terrible consequences?
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Marty Raney’s homophobic song was scrutinized on Discovery Channel’s “Homestead Rescue.”
Marty Raney is a singer and composer in addition to being a homesteader and an active mountain climber.
In 1997, he published his debut album, Strummit From The Summit, which also carried the title Adam and Steve, a play on Adam and Eve.
However, the nearly four-minute-long song contains lyrics that denigrate gay relationships and denounce acceptance.
Mt. Denali’s Strummit From The Summit Album Cover
With lyrics like “I believe in Adam and Eve, but I don’t believe in Adam and Steve,”
“Whatever happened to the American dream when we treated a lady, not a guy as a queen,”
“I’m an unsung hetero, but then again, only in circles where men are men,” and “I’m an unsung hetero, but then again,
only in circles where men are men, but that circle gets smaller yes every day,” it’s no surprise it drew criticism from the gay
Raney’s Song was disassociated from all parties associated with the show.
Deadline, an online media organization, was among the first to raise this issue and request explanations from Discovery and Raney.
Not surprisingly, Discovery distanced itself from the song, claiming that the company did not agree with the lyrics.
This song, composed almost 20 years ago, has nothing to do with the show or the network’s principles.
Along with Discovery, the show’s two other production companies, Raw TV and All3Media America issued comments disassociating themselves from the song’s themes.
Raw TV, a British production company, essentially echoed what Discovery claimed in their statement.
Raw is unaware of this music (which was released 23 years ago).
We are startled by its content and disagree with all of its sentiments.
All3Media America responded with an identical response, even claiming that they were unaware of the song’s existence.
We were unaware of this song and completely disagree with the opinions and attitudes stated.
Despite all of these comments, Marty Raney remained silent, but there isn’t much that can be read into silence.
According to Deadline, his album, Strummit From The Summit, was deleted from streaming sites like Spotify, Apple Music,
and Amazon Music immediately after the outlet reached out to Discovery and him for comment.
Marty, on the other hand, had already promoted the contentious CD while remaining on the show.
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Was Homestead Rescue Cancelled as a result of the Controversy?
The scandal sparked by a song released more than two decades ago had bred disdain in the LGBT community,
but the performance faced no serious consequences.
It is still airing on Discovery Channel under the title Homestead Rescue: Raney Ranch and the most recent season is available on Discovery Go.