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CMT Faces Boycott Calls After Pulling Jason Aldean Song


Some social media users, including country music fans, have called for a boycott of Country Music Television after the channel pulled singer Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town.”

CMT aired the video for a few days before it removed it on Monday, sparking criticism that the channel was engaging in censorship. Some critics of Mr. Aldean’s song claimed that it used footage of a courthouse where a black teenager was allegedly lynched about 100 years ago.

Mr. Aldean’s song makes reference to the right to self-defense and firearms. The singer has said it doesn’t glorify violence.

Amid the backlash, Mr. Aldean told his followers on social media: “In the past 24 hours I have been accused of releasing a pro-lynching song (a song that has been out since May) and was subject to the comparison that I (direct quote) was not too pleased with the nationwide BLM protests. These references are not only meritless, but dangerous.”

The country music singer, who is a supporter of former President Donald Trump, also said that the lyrics refer to his childhood. That’s when “we took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background or belief,” he said. “Because they were our neighbors, and that was above any differences.”

He continued to say: “My political views have never been…

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