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Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is 'pro-lynching.'Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is 'pro-lynching.'

Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is ‘pro-lynching.’

Country music star Jason Aldean’s latest music video for “Try That In A Small Town” faced swift removal from Country Music Television after a weekend of airing due to public outcry over its setting and lyrics.

Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is 'pro-lynching.'
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The video features Aldean performing in front of the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tennessee, a location with a troubling history, including the 1946 Columbia race riot and the 1927 lynching of an 18-year-old Black teenager named Henry Choate.

Critics online have accused the video of being a “dog whistle” and labeled it as “pro-lynching.” The footage alternates between Aldean’s performance and news clips of violent riots and flag burning, including a Fox News chyron reporting a state of emergency in Georgia.

In the song’s lyrics, Aldean sings about provocative actions such as cursing out a cop, spitting in their face, and desecrating the flag, with a defiant attitude towards small-town values.

Responding to the controversy, Aldean defended the video in a tweet, stating that there is no racial reference in the lyrics and all the video clips are real news footage. However, he admitted that he understands different interpretations of music, but feels this one goes too far.

Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is 'pro-lynching.'
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The production company responsible for the video, Tacklebox, released a statement clarifying that they selected a popular filming location near Nashville, and Aldean was not involved in choosing the setting.

Aldean’s political views have been publicly known, and he has openly supported former President Donald Trump. His video’s removal from CMT sparked a cultural clash, with conservative figures like Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Kristi Noem, and Lauren Boebert expressing support for Aldean.

This isn’t the first time Aldean has faced controversy. In 2015, he sparked backlash for wearing blackface makeup and dreadlocks while dressing as rapper Lil Wayne for Halloween. In 2017, he was performing at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Over the years, Aldean’s stance on U.S. gun laws has been inconsistent, even as his music often celebrates gun ownership.

Jason Aldean, the US country star, refutes claims that his new music video is 'pro-lynching.'
credit – getty

 

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