Joe Rogan’s Reaction to ‘Try That in a Small Town’ Divides Opinion


Recently, the music world was abuzz with controversy when Jason Aldean released the music video for his new single, “Try That In A Small Town.” The song’s lyrics and visuals sparked accusations of promoting violence and racism, leading to CMT’s decision to pull the video from their channel.

During a recent episode of his podcast, Joe Rogan addressed the Aldean controversy, expressing his confusion over the level of outrage. Rogan argued that there are “hundreds of rap songs” that are far more offensive than Aldean’s, yet they don’t receive the same criticism.

While acknowledging that the song may not be the greatest ever known, Rogan emphasized the disparity in reactions, especially when compared to the content of some rap songs that explore controversial themes. He believes that the focus on Aldean’s song, particularly the racial aspect, seems disproportionate when other genres have equally provocative content.

Rogan also mentioned that he wasn’t bothered by the presence of ANTIFA/BLM footage in Aldean’s video. He attributed the violence during the BLM protests to a mix of individuals, including lost liberal whites who were expressing their anger through the movement. In Rogan’s view, the racial aspect of the controversy doesn’t align with the lyrics of the song itself.

The conversation around Aldean’s music video highlights the complexity of navigating sensitive themes in artistic expression. Joe Rogan’s perspective sheds light on the broader landscape of music, where provocative and contentious content can be found across genres, not limited to any specific style. As debates over artistic freedom and social responsibility continue, the music industry remains a space where artists, fans, and critics grapple with the delicate balance between creative expression and societal impact.


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