Country music star Jake Owen clapped back at an “ignorant” anti-LGBTQ fan who took issue with his new rustic cover of Cher’s 1998 hit “Believe,” which he recorded in support of the LGBTQ community.

“I believe #loveislove,” the 37-year-old wrote on Instagram Monday. “Some of my closest friends and coworkers, are part of the #lgbtcommunity and I couldn’t be more happy for the progress they have made…I BELIEVE the world needs more love. No matter where it comes from.”

Owen said his inspiration of “people loving people” influenced his latest song, with the help of Google, of course.

“I googled ‘gayest’ songs of all time and the boys and I decided to put our country spin on Cher’s ‘Believe,’” he said. “Hope you dig…Stay tuned friends, and most importantly, love everyone.


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