Jason Aldean is a third rate “musician”. He recently recorded a load of noise (“Try That in a Small Town”) which advocates gun violence towards anyone who disagrees with his ignorant rightwing opinions.
Like most ammosexuals that are all talk and no action, Aldean’s history is one of cowering and running.
Country music singer Jason Aldean runs off stage when rapid-fire gun shots begin to erupt at a Las Vegas music festival.
He ran off stage this week, allegedly from heat stroke. A day after playing golf in the sun. Genius.
Compare that with a person present at the Las Vegas mass shooting who woke up, grew up, and changed his attitude:
A country guitarist who performed at the Las Vegas music festival where a gunman killed 58 people on Sunday said he has changed his mind about gun control in the wake of the massacre.
“I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life. Until the events of last night,” Caleb Keeter, a guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band, wrote in a message on Twitter on Monday. “I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with [concealed handgun licenses], and legal firearms on the bus. They were useless. We couldn’t touch them for fear police might think that we were part of the massacre and shoot us.”
The backlash against his tripe has been immediate by many – gun control activists, by actual musicians (e.g. Sheryl Crow) and the mayor of the town where Aldean filmed his terrorism advocacy:
A prominent gun-control activist is taking credit for getting Jason Aldean’s controversial song pulled from Country Music Television for being “racist and violent.”
Aldean, 46, has been accused of promoting violence with his latest song “Try That in a Small Town,” which includes the inflammatory lyrics: “Got a gun that my granddad gave me / They say one day they’re gonna round up / Well, that s–t might fly in the city, good luck / Try that in a small town.”
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, brought attention to the lyrics in a tweet posted Sunday night, in which she said the song is “about how [Aldean] and his friends will shoot you if you try to take their guns.”
Watts also pointed out that Aldean “was onstage during the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in 2017 that killed 60 people and wounded over 400 more.”
The music video for “Try That in a Small Town” — which sees Aldean performing in front of a courthouse known for lynchings — was pulled from CMT programming following the backlash.
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Meanwhile, the mayor of the “small town” where Aldean’s music video was filmed, additionally responded to the controversy, saying that he hopes the next video the singer films in Columbia, Tennessee, will “highlight peace.”
“Like many small towns across America, Columbia, Tennessee, is focused on bringing people together,” Mayor Chaz Molder told local news station Fox 17. “I hadn’t listened to the song prior to today, but I’ve now seen the video.
“I respect the artist’s freedom of his own lyrics and the fans who support him, but I’m hopeful that the next music video that uses our historic downtown as a backdrop will seek a more positive message.”
To quote a commenter in the farcebook group where I saw this picture:
He really should have just titled it “Try That in a Sundown Town” and called it a day… because this shit REALLY is giving Key and Peele “Country Music” vibes. Fuck.
I hope that image upsets him.
If he believes what he says so much, he can meet me in an open field without a gun or other weapon in his hand. I’ll bring a US flag, a match, and some lighter fluid.