TikTok sleuths find Jason Aldean's "Try That in a Small Town" video contains protest footage from Canada and Ukraine.

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By Dipak Jaiswal 23 July 2023

Conservatives, like Trump, praise the video despite non-US footage. Destinee Stark highlights inaccuracies from Germany and Ukraine.

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Aldean claims all scenes are real news footage, but outlets confirm Canadian and G20 protest clips used in the video.

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The music video was also shot at a courthouse linked to racial violence, drawing criticism from gun-control activists and scholars.

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Aldean denies the song promotes lynching, defends its message about growing up in Macon, Georgia.

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Country Music Television pulls the video from airplay amid ongoing debate, no public statement issued.

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Neither Aldean nor director Shaun Silva responds to Insider requests for comment on recent developments.

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Controversy surrounding the video sparks debates on authenticity, racial undertones, and the promotion of violence.

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The situation brings into question the responsibility of artists in conveying accurate messages and using appropriate imagery.

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