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John Rich Performance Confirmed for UNC Frat’s ‘Rager’

Country artist John Rich has offered to perform a free concert for members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who gained attention for their bravery in protecting an American flag during a recent protest on campus.

Rich admired the fraternity brothers, saying, “When I saw the guys from UNC holding that flag up and keeping it from hitting the ground, it told me a lot about them.”

The fraternity members held up the flag as activists threw objects at them during a protest on Tuesday, and a GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for a rager party to celebrate their actions. The “Pi Kappa Phi men defended their flag. Throw ’em a Rager page has raised over $500,000 to date.

John Rich says he will perform at UNC frat’s ‘rager’ (Credits: Newsweek)

Rich, who is known for his patriotic music, said he contacted the fraternity brothers and offered to perform at their party, saying, “I said, ‘Guys, I’m sure proud of you.

If you guys have that big rager you’re talking about on GoFundMe, I’d love to come over and play a free concert for you.’” The fraternity brothers have accepted his offer and plans are being made to make the concert a reality.

The protests on university campuses across the country focused on Palestinian human rights and the humanitarian situation in Gaza in the midst of the war between Israel and Hamas. However, some protests have faced accusations of anti-Semitism, which demonstrators have denied.

Columbia protest leaders released a statement last month: “We firmly reject any form of hatred or bigotry and stand vigilant against non-students who attempt to disrupt the solidarity forged among students.”

John Rich praises UNC students (Credits: Fox News)

Billionaire investor Bill Ackman, who has expressed disgust at the recent pro-Palestinian protests, donated $10,000 to the GoFundMe page. Ackman has been vocal about his support for Israel and has criticized the protests for what he sees as their anti-Semitic rhetoric.

The situation has sparked a broader debate about freedom of speech, hate speech and the role of protests on college campuses. While some see the protests as an essential expression of political dissent, others see them as a threat to Jewish students and an expression of anti-Semitism.

Regardless of one’s position on the issue, the actions of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers have resonated with many people. Their bravery in protecting the American flag is seen as a symbol of patriotism and courage. John Rich’s offer to perform at their party is a testament to the power of music to bring people together and celebrate shared values.