Neil Young hits back at NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch's musical criticism: 'Why doesn’t she just shoot me?'
National Rights Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch and musician Neil Young (Flickr / Composite)

Musician Neil Young slammed National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch for comparing his voice to a “dying cow fart,” joking if the outspoken gun advocate hates his music so much, she should “just shoot” him.

Speaking with the Daily Beast, Young said he’s glad to trigger such a reaction in the NRA spokeswoman.

“What’s her name, huh?” Young asked. “Well, I’m glad I got under her skin."

Loesch has railed against Young a number of times on Twitter, tweeting in May 2012, “Wait, Canada also gave us Neil Young.”

“That dying cow attempt at harmony you hear on Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young? It’s Young,” Loesch posted.

Asked about Loesch’s oft-expressed contempt for his music, Young asked, “why doesn’t she just shoot me?”

"You know, I hate to say that because I have kids and I really don’t want anybody to shoot me,” Young continued. “I’ve still got to bring up my kids, so don’t take that seriously!

Young, a member of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, “has been an outspoken liberal activist throughout his career,” the Washington Examiner notes. In February, founding member David Crosby told Billboard the band could reunite thanks to their shared hatred of Donald Trump.

“They’re all mad at me,” Crosby said. “But they all dislike Donald Trump very much, the same way I do.”

“We dislike him intensely because he’s a spoiled child who can’t do his job,” Crosby added. “So a reunion is possible. We don’t like each other, but we like Trump a whole lot less.”