TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pa. council members targeted over Toby Keith spoof

Daily Photo Galleries

Editors Picks Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
 

MOUNT JEWETT -- A borough councilman from northwestern Pennsylvania says he meant no harm when he spoofed of country music star Toby Keith's hit song "Red Solo Cup" at a recent community festival.

The Bradford Era reports Monday that Mount Jewett resident Jim Troutman wants Councilman Brett Morgan to resign. Troutman claims Morgan changed the lyrics to the song during the town's annual Swedish Festival last month to make an allegedly insulting reference to Troutman's trash-hauling business.

Morgan tells the AP he did change the song's lyrics to include the words "Red Roll-Off Truck," which Troutman says referred to one of his garbage trucks.

Morgan says he's sent an apology to Troutman but denied purposely insulting Troutman. Morgan says Troutman wasn't at the festival but was told about the song.

The song celebrates disposable cups commonly used at drinking parties.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Cancer didn’t stop mother from living for her son
  2. Steelers cornerback Taylor ready to swap earpiece for helmet
  3. Steelers’ lookahead: New Orleans Saints
  4. DUI checkpoints take on dangerous drivers
  5. No. 15 San Diego State hammers Pitt, 74-57
  6. Hospital leaders brighten holidays for kids
  7. Ehrhoff finding his way with Penguins
  8. Penguins notebook: Bennett status remains fluid
  9. Yesteryear journey follows familiar path to many newsmakers
  10. U.S. Steel Tower tenants stand to benefit from company’s relocation
  11. Steelers notebook: Defense tasked with stopping Graham
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.