Not cool, Toby.
This would've taken all, what, 3 seconds??
Apparently Toby Keith refused to sign a guitar that heading to a fundraiser for the St. Jude Children's Hospital.
The story goes that the Vice President of Creative Adventures teamed up with a local Nebraska country radio station and claim they got the okay from someone on Toby's team to have him sign a guitar — but Toby stiffed them!
Here's what the VP said:
"One of the radio station program directors got meet-and-greets and permission to get a guitar signed for St. Jude's 2013 radio fundraiser. People donate to win a guitar signed by their favorite artist on the air and the money goes to help the children at St. Jude. But when we got face-to-face with Toby in the meet-and-greet line he refused to sign the guitar and his crew told us to leave or else they were going to call security."
That's so nice of Toby! How wonderful!
Seriously, it would've taken A FEW SECONDS.
The VP continued:
"It would have taken him 10 seconds to sign that guitar to help raise money for children who are terminally ill. I'd like to think he was not that type of guy. This is the first time ever that anyone has refused to sign a guitar for us. We promoted Toby's concert to help sell more tickets, and I'll never do it again."
Toby's road manager denies this, but we don't really believe him:
"I know of no requests like that at that show. If it was asked of us for Toby to sign something for St. Jude or any other LEGITIMATE charity, we always do so. For them to think that Toby would disregard a great charity like St. Jude when he has his own foundation that supports and has the same goals is just stupid."
Come on Toby — get your priorities straight!
Those poor kids!
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