Well, it looks like Jason Aldean is still facing some backlash for his new song ‘Try That In a Small Town’… In fact, the hosts of popular daytime talkshow The View have spoken out about the song, which many of them believe has gone a little too far.
Whoopi Goldberg, 67, called out Aldean’s use of imagery in the music video, which showed confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and police. “He talks about life in a small town, and it’s different, and he chose these images,” Goldberg said.He’s got folks from the Black Lives Matter movement, and he’s talking about people taking care of each other, and I find it so interesting that it never occurred to Jason or the writers that that’s what these folks were doing: They were taking care of the people in their town because they didn’t like what they saw.”
The ‘Sister Act‘ actress continued by saying: “You just have to realize that when you make it about Black Lives Matter, people kind of say, ‘Well, are you talking about Black people? What are you talking about here?’”
Sunny Hostin chimed in with her own personal experience, explaining how her mother and father were forced by the KKK to leave South Carolina because they were an interracial couple. “My father is still scarred from that experience … so don’t tell me that not only was he aware of what he was doing by using that imagery, he embraces that imagery,” she said.