Johnny Cash’s Kids Want His Name and Image “Far Away From Destructive and Hateful Ideology”

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After Johnny Cash’s children were alerted to a video of a “self-proclaimed neo-Nazi” in Charlottesville wearing a shirt emblazoned with Cash’s name and face, Rosanne Cash posted a fiery note on her Facebook page on behalf of herself and her siblings Kathy, Cindy, Tara and John Carter.

The note began by saying they were “sickened” by the video of the man, “spewing hatred and bile” and went on to recall their father’s two most defining characteristics– his pacifism and patriotism.

After reminding themselves and anyone reading that their father constantly told them, “Children, you can choose love or hate. I choose love” throughout their lives, they boldly told proclaimed, “To any who claim supremacy over other human beings, to any who believe in racial or religious hierarchy: we are not you. Our father, as a person, icon, or symbol, is not you. We ask that the Cash name be kept far away from destructive and hateful ideology.”