You just got played, Westboro Baptist Church.
The notorious hate group, known for picketing funerals and public events for attention, protested an old foe, the Foo Fighters, before the band's concert in Kansas City Friday, the Kansas City Star reported.
But the Foo Fighters fought back. Led by frontman Dave Grohl, they trolled the demonstrators by blaring Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" from a pickup as they rode in the back. Band members also held up signs that read "You got Rick roll'd" and "Keep it clean."
Look at the fun they're having:
"Rickrolling," originally a bait-and-switch prank in which people are lured into clicking Internet links of interest that instead open to Rick Astley's song, has been around for several years but is used to maximum effect here.
The Foo Fighters also took on Westboro protesters in Kansas City in 2011, singing a gay love song to counter the group's anti-gay views.
Westboro founder Fred Phelps had written: "[The Foo Fighters] have a platform and should be using it to encourage obedience to God; instead they teach every person who will listen all things contrary to him: fornication, adultery, idolatry, fags."
We say the Foo Fighters just won this round as well.
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