Good Morning HAIF family. It looks like Jason Isbell got triggered & called out Fox 26 weekday morning anchor Sally MacDonald over a possible conflict of interest, when Isbell on Twitter put MacDonald on full-blast by mentioning MacDonald's ties to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion following the artist's cancellation of a Wednesday show at the venue.
Isbell's record label, Southeastern Records, tweeted a statement confirming the cancellations Tuesday evening, stating the venue wouldn't comply with the artist's updated safety precautions asking venues to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests for entry.
Soon after, Fox 26 KRIV-TV Houston weekday morning anchor Sally MacDonald offered a rebuttal to Southeastern Records' claims by replying with a graphic from Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion stating the issue that led to the cancellation was timing, rather than an unwillingness on part of the venue to introduce additional safety measures.
Isbell responded by strongly refuting MacDonald & the venue's version of events, stating that the owner of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion refused to try to implement additional safety standards. Houston Twitter users were quick to note a certain link between MacDonald & the venue--namely that Sally MacDonald is the daughter of Jerry MacDonald, President & CEO of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Isbell also joined in on pointing out the blatant conflict of interest in reference to MacDonald & her family:
Let me know your thoughts on the situation including folks on Twitter calling out MacDonald for the potential conflict of interest.