‘The View’ clan beclown themselves, say Aldean song lyrics evoke vision of killing black people

It was only a matter of time until the concocted controversy over Jason Aldean’s hit song “Try That in a Small Town” spilled over onto the set at “The View” and the co-hosts predictably agreed that it was racist, even suggesting that it evoked visions of lynching black people.

The country music superstar has really struck a nerve with the outrage mob with the song, which didn’t draw their attention when it initially came out in May, but after CMT canceled it, leftists swarmed out of a lack of better things to be concerned about during the slow summer news cycle.

On Thursday’s edition of the ABC daytime talk show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg set the tone for the segment right off the bat, “It’s got lyrics, racist lyrics and images,” she said.

(Video: YouTube/The View)

“There are lyrics in the song and I think, you know, he talks about life in a small town and it’s different, you know, and he shows these images, he’s got folks from the Black Lives Matter movement, and he’s talking about people taking care of each other,” she added.

“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. Just like you talk about people taking care of each other in small towns. We do the same thing in big towns,” she said, making excuses for the BLM thugs who took to the streets for violent race riots three years ago.

“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?” Goldberg asked.

Alyssa Farah Griffin, the show’s conservative chew toy also threw down the race card over the song’s lyrics.

“He’s talking about the right to defend yourself,” she said. “What I thought of when I read that was Ahmaud Arbery. I think of a black man in a small town in the South who literally got shot for doing nothing wrong”

(Video: YouTube/Jason Aldean)

New Yorker Joy Behar, a party loyalist who bleeds Democrat blue piped up.

“There is no reason to separate big city people from small town people, that to me is the divisive part of this song. I mean, it’s a deplorable song and it’s annoying,” she said. But he has to understand that the big cities are supporting the small towns…Blue counties are responsible for 70 percent of America’s economy. The big cities are really providing the things that you have in these small towns. You should not be against big cities.”

After the brief interlude, the race card was back with a vengeance as Sunny Hostin grabbed the floor, surprisingly saying that she wasn’t down with censorship but that Macon, Ga., the city where Aldean is from is an extremely racist place despite its majority black population as one Twitter user pointed out.

“I don’t believe in censorship. However, this man is from Macon, Georgia. My father is from Augusta, Georgia and Macon, Georgia,” she said. “I spent many summers there. Yeah, both. I spent many summers there. It is one of the most racist places in this country! So, don’t tell me that he knew nothing about what that imagery meant and what he — so, I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt.”

“The other thing is that what was evoked for me which was, you’re not going to get out of this town are those sundown areas,” she added, referring to the dark days of “sundown towns” and lynching, suggesting that the song encouraged the killing of black people.

Goldberg agreed, “Yeah, don’t let the sun go down on your ass here.”

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Chris Donaldson


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