Everyone has freedom of speech. That’s what the First Amendment is for. But sometimes, people can take this freedom too far, as many believe Jason Aldean’s latest music video for his song, Try That in a Small Town, did. It’s made headlines across the country, and not for good reasons.
To sum it up, shots of Aldean singing are intertwined with footage of burning protests, riots, and flag burnings. We usually see this violent footage on the news, but never in a music video. Because of it, Aldean is receiving a lot of backlash, and his video has turned into one of the most jaw-dropping controversial music videos of all time. Yet even despite the controversy, experts believe his song will hit Billboard’s Top 100 chart. Let’s take a look at why so many people are up in arms here.
Jason Aldean Was Present For The Vegas Shooting
Aldean was on-stage during the heartbreaking 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Vegas. He witnessed what some people refer to as the worst gun incident in US history which saw more than 60 people murdered in cold blood. Because his most recent music video is pro-gun use, it seems controversial and hypocritical. Furthermore, he questionably thought it would be clever to film his music video at the site of a lynching. With the combination of showcasing gun violence and controversial lyrics, his song went from a country song to a politically charged debate (via Yahoo).