asked Jennings why he felt the topic of AIDS wasn't bought up more by artists. He replied: "I think it's political. When you align yourself with political issues, some shows don't want you to come on because they're lighter shows. It's already just a few shows, but you shrink that number drastically when you are a certain kind of person. How we can change that is somebody is gonna have to have some success with doin' it, and then other people will see that you can be successful doin' something like that and still be accepted on these shows."