Kacey Musgraves has raised $50,000 (£36,000) and counting for relief efforts in her native Texas by growing a new T-shirt poking fun at below-fire affirm Senator Ted Cruz.
The politician goes by calls to resign after he was caught jetting off to vacation resort Cancun, Mexico with his family on Wednesday to come by away the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, which had left a good deal of of thousands of Texas residents without warmth and electrical energy, and for some, ravishing water, whereas going by freezing temperatures.
The shamed Republican senator flew again to Texas on Thursday night time to face the uproar, admitting it was “obviously a mistake”, and now Kacey has decided to sell a new piece of merchandise taking a dig at Cruz’s controversy – all in the establish of charity.
The Apply Your Arrow hitmaker first teased the premise on Twitter on Thursday, quipping to her followers, “Hyperlink coming quickly. Don’t RUN OFF wherever…”
Hours later, she returned with a site hyperlink to the white T-shirt, which positive aspects the phrase, “Cruzin’ for a Bruzin'”.
“Texas is cold, I is also cold,” she wrote alongside the tweet, a play on the lyrics to her observe Leisurely Burn, right by which she before every thing sings, “Texas is sizzling, I is also cold”.
The shirts, priced at $29.99 (£21.55) are finest available to eradicate unless Sunday, with all proceeds benefitting native charities such as Feed The Folks Dallas, and the American Crimson Sinister of Central & South Texas.
Alongside the assign checklist, Kacey notes she is now now not essentially asking for folk to be overwhelmed up: “No right bruisings plz (sic),” she pleaded.
By Friday morning, the musician revealed her novelty item had already helped her elevate $50,000 for true causes.
“Existence gave us lemons and I’m in actual fact correct right here innocently serving lemonade,” she posted.