Jason Aldean says online accusations his “Try That In A Small Town” video is “pro-lynching” are “not only meritless, but dangerous.”
The video shows the Georgia native performing the song in front of a courthouse with an American flag at the entrance, intercut with news footage of a burning flag, protesters clashing with police and a convenience store robbery.
CMT has pulled the video after running it for three days, according to Billboard.
“There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it,” Jason responds, “and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t real news footage -and while I can try and respect others to have their own interpretation of a song with music- this one goes too far.”
You can read his full statement on Facebook.
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