Jason Aldean has quietly trimmed a portion of his controversial music video for “Try That in a Small Town” … and one of the pieces he ditched is from a BLM protest.
The country singer’s video is now missing 6 seconds of its original upload. What’s missing — footage of violence at a BLM rally, projected on a Tennessee courthouse where a Black teenager was lynched in 1927.
The scrubbed footage was shot by Fox 5 Atlanta. We reached out to Fox 5 to find out if they asked that the footage be removed … so far, no response.
It’s unclear why the footage was stripped from the project, but as we reported, Jason received major backlash over the song last week — after folks accused him of going after the BLM movement.
Jason was adamant, the song is not an attack on BLM or in any way racist. It has soared up the charts since the controversy erupted after the music video was released.
Jason stood by his video again last week — telling a concert crowd he’s a proud American and is hoping to put the country back to “what it once was before all this bulls*** started happening to us.”
We discussed the controversy surrounding the song on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.