March 16, 2018 3:10 pm

Neil Young to NRA spokesperson: ‘Why doesn’t she just shoot me?’

(L-R): Musician Neil Young and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch

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National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch has tweeted negatively about Neil Young many times over the past decade.

She has referred to Young’s singing voice as “a dying cow fart” at least three times and said that if she won the power ball she would use the money to “pay Neil Young to stop playing.”

Young was unaware that he’s been targeted by Loesch on multiple occasions until The Daily Beast brought it to his attention during an interview.

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The Daily Beast asked Young what he thought of Loesch’s comments.

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“The spokesperson? That woman? She doesn’t like me?” he asked. “Well, she’s one of the gang over there. Although Trump likes my music. He’d come to all my shows.”

“What’s her name, huh? Well, I’m glad I got under her skin,” the 72-year-old Canadian rocker went on to say.

After viewing some of her tweets and in response to Loesch’s comparison of Young’s voice to a “dying cow,” he said: “Why doesn’t she just shoot me?”

“You know, I hate to say that because I have kids and I really don’t want anybody to shoot me,” Young said. “I’ve still got to bring up my kids, so don’t take that seriously!”

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Young said that Loesch is entitled to her opinion.

“That’s the way it goes! That’s what happens,” he said. “You’re out there in the world and people can say whatever they want. It’s freedom. I appreciate that, and I think she should exercise it as much as she can.”

Young has a new, and joyfully perplexing, pseudo-Western film Paradox written and directed by actress and girlfriend Daryl Hannah coming out on Netflix next week.

He’s releasing a movie soundtrack on the same day. And next month, he’s digging into his vast archives to put out Roxy – Tonight’s the Night Live, a collection of songs played live from the opening week of the famed Los Angeles club in 1973.

He also continues to move ahead with his vision to make his online musical archives the definitive repository of everything — previously released or otherwise — that he’s ever recorded.

READ MORE: Neil Young auctions off train collection for nearly $300,000

Read some of Loesch’s tweets about Young below:

—With files from the Associated Press

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