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Miranda Lambert photographed on April 10th at The Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles.

Photographed by Mary Rozzi

If you want to wildly piss off a bunch of country music fans, go ahead and take a cue from Keith Hill, a man who oversees 300 country music radio stations. He more-or-less said country radio needed to "take females out" in order to boost ratings during an interview with Country Aircheck magazine. 

"Trust me, I play great female records and we've got some right now; they're just not the lettuce in our salad," Hill added in the interview. "The lettuce is Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and artists like that. The tomatoes of our salad are the females."

The offensive comments/weird food metaphor quickly spread over social media, with many prominent artists and songwriters voicing their displeasure at the sexist opinion.

Martina McBride shared her thoughts on her Facebook page. 

Wow.....just wow. Just read this from a major country radio publication. How do you feel about this statement? I...

Posted by Martina McBride on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Kacey Musgraves wasn't impressed, and retweeted the below message.