Rock legend Ted Nugent has criticized the ‘idiots’ who are attacking Jason Aldean’s song ‘Try That in a Small Town’.
Aldean, 46, released the song last week and has since drawn criticism after he laced clips of BLM protesters with lyrics endorsing protecting yourself with a gun.
Nugent has defended the lyrics, saying that it is clearly a song written against violence, and anyone who sees otherwise is “weird” and “soulless”.
It comes as the country singer doubled down on the video for his controversial song ‘Try That in a Small Town’ and criticized the ‘bulls**t’ he says have ruined America.
Rock legend Ted Nugent has criticized ‘idiots’ attacking Jason Aldean’s song ‘Try That in a Small Town’
Jason Aldean attends the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11.
nugent said Fox: ‘I know there are a lot of idiots out there, but you have to learn to enjoy idiots.
‘Idiots hate this song by Jason Aldean because they hate when we reject violence.
They are always 180 degrees wrong. This song is against violence. The song is about self defense. The song is about protecting your loved ones in your neighborhood.
“If you find fault with a song that celebrates protecting your loved ones, your neighborhood, you might go to Target to the Satan and take a knee.
‘These are just weird people. We fired them because they have gotten out of hand because they have no soul. I laugh in his face.
Speaking at his show in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday night, Aldean told the crowd: “I’ve seen a lot of things that suggest that I am this, that suggest that I am that.”
‘Here’s the thing, I feel like everyone is entitled to their opinion, you can think something all you want, it doesn’t mean it’s true.
‘What I am, is a proud American. I love our country, I want to see it restored to what it was before all this nonsense started happening to us.’
Aldean is pictured performing at the Country Thunder Wisconsin music festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin this Saturday, June 22.
To the delight of the sellout crowd at the city’s Riverbend Music Center, he continued: “I love my country, I love my family, and I’ll do everything I can to protect that.”
As Aldean finished, shouts of ‘United States! USA!’ burst out of the crowd as he triumphantly raises his hand on stage.
The music video was met with backlash among some who felt the lyrics were dog whistle intended to offend, while others saw it as a comment on America’s deep divisions.
The coup is intended to rouse activists for acting “dumb”, in particular condemning the series of BLM protests that have sprung up across the United States following the police killing of George Floyd in 2020.
The riots resulted in billions of dollars in damage and raised questions as to why such large numbers of people were willing to break the law, with Aldean feeling the riots were because people had not been “bred up right”.
Aldean opens the song: ‘Curse a cop, spit in his face.’ He steps on the flag and lights it up. Yeah, do you think you’re tough? Try it in a small town.
The song received mixed reviews, with liberal listeners feeling that the promotion of southern norms and the Aldean riots were far-right affronts, while fans found it difficult to disagree with their traditional values.
Taking to Twitter after the song’s release last Friday, Aldean said the hit was inspired by the small-town “unspoken rule” of “we all support each other and look out for each other.”
Jason Aldean performs during CMA Fest 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee on June 9, 2022
The song made repeated references to the BLM protests. Pictured: NYPD officers block the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge as protests erupted in New York City on June 2, 2020.
“It seems that somewhere along the way, that sense of community and respect has been lost. Deep down, we’re all ready to get back to that,’ she added.
“I hope my new music video helps you know you’re not alone in feeling this way.”
Since then, other country music singers, including the legendary Pat Boone, have come out in support of Aldean.
speaking to foxnews Earlier this week, Boone described the country music industry as “sick” by attempts to avoid Aldean.
During the Fox interview, he also held up a Colt-44 given to him by his grandfather Pritchard, telling host Jesse Watters that it’s exactly the kind of gun families use to defend themselves.
During the Fox interview, Boone pulled out his grandfather’s Colt 44 that he had given him.
Boone continued: “For anyone, country music or not, to take a stand against us taking a stand for our own rights is crazy.
“It’s just a moral disease, I can’t believe someone is criticizing Jason.”