Jason Aldean recently became the latest cancel culture victim after releasing his “Try That in a Small Town” music video – which many believed was anti-BLM. In the music video, a clip of a BLM protest gone violent was projected onto a Tennessee courthouse where an African-American teenager was lynched in the early 1900s. Many people began to misconstrue this as “pro-lynching”, which was clearly not Aldean’s intention with the song or video. This past weekend at Country Thunder, Aldean made sure to respond to all the people coming after him:
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this video has me ready to run through a brick wall. It’s obvious that Aldean has a great sense of patriotism and is proud to be American – just as we all should. Who knows why the BLM protest clip was removed from the music video? It seems to me like a third party involved with the production wanted to save themselves from any negative attention. Aldean had no problem playing “Try That in a Small Town” in front of thousands of people, so it definitely wasn’t his decision.
Out of all the genres of music, I would imagine that country fans would care the least about cancel culture in the media, which is pretty apparent in the overwhelming support Aldean has received since the release of this song. “Try That in a Small Town” is currently number two on the Billboard Hot 100 – and I don’t think it’s going to leave the top ten anytime soon. Regardless of the message behind it, the song is a certified banger. And if you can’t realize that, you’re just the next victim of the matrix (I’ve been brushing up on my Andrew Tate lately).
*Information for this article obtained from TMZ*