Monday, April 22, 2024

Jason Aldean’s Dog Whistle Racist Redneck Video Pulled by CMT, Capitol Records Urged to Drop Him

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This is not about being woke. This is about being racist.

Country singer Jason Aldean’s video called “Try That in a Small Town” has been yanked by Country Music Television.

It should be banned everywhere. Capitol Records, part of Universal Music Group, should drop him. Shame on them for not stopping this before it got out.

No one noticed these racist lyrics when Aldean released the song in May — and that’s his weak defense.

But the video he’s made spells it out. Is he kidding? This is a dog whistle for violence against who isn’t a “good ol’ boy.” Unbelievable. This is a redneck stomp with images that are solely provocative for his based, and frightening for anyone who is vulnerable.

Here are the lyrics. This guy should be shunned everywhere.

Sucker punch somebody on a sidewalk
Carjack an old lady at a red light
Pull a gun on the owner of a liquor store
Ya think it’s cool, well, act a fool if ya like
Cuss out a cop, spit in his face
Stomp on the flag and light it up
Yeah, ya think you’re tough
Well, try that in a small town
See how far ya make it down the road
Around here, we take care of our own
You cross that line, it won’t take long
For you to find out, I recommend you don’t
Try that in a small town
Got a gun that my granddad gave me
They say one day they’re gonna round up
Well, that shit might fly in the city, good luck
Try that in a small town
See how far ya make it down the road
Around here, we take care of our own
You cross that line, it won’t take long
For you to find out, I recommend you don’t
Try that in a small town
Full of good ol’ boys, raised up right
If you’re looking for a fight
Try that in a small town
Try that in a small town
Try that in a small town
See how far ya make it down the road
Around here, we take care of our own
You cross that line, it won’t take long
For you to find out, I recommend you don’t
Try that in a small town

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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