(Headline USA) In response to Country Music Television’s cancellation of Jason Aldean’s recently released song, Try That in a Small Town, conservatives across social media called for the “Bud Light treatment” of the TV network.
Several conservative commentators, such as Charlie Kirk and Collin Rugg, encouraged their viewers to avoid CMT after the network pulled the song’s music video for being too conservative, according to the American Tribune.
“CMT just murdered their own brand and for what? Because a bunch of lefitst[s] who don’t even listen to country music complained about Jason Aldean’s music video?” Kirk asked. “Let’s give CMT the Target and Disney treatment. Hold the line!”
“In the music video, Aldean calls out left-wing violence, specifically violence against law enforcement,” Rugg explained in a tweet. “Apparently this is ‘controversial’ and hateful according to the left.”
Aldean also caught flack from within the country music industry—particularly from Sheryl Crow, who accused Aldean of “promoting violence” and claimed that he, who was at the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, should understand better than anyone.
Crow neglected to comment on the hundreds of rap songs that explicitly promote gun violence.
Aldean responded to the accusations—particularly those that claimed his song was racist pro-lynching—saying they were “not only meritless, but dangerous.”
“There is not a single lyric in the song that references race or points to it, 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,” he said in a post on Instagram Stories.