Conservative grifter and disgraced country musician Jason Aldean has been under the microscope for his maligned anti-protest track “Try That in a Small Town.” After a barrage of bad publicity accusing Aldean of promoting lynching and violence via the song’s lyrics and video, a TikTok user debunked Aldean’s claims that all footage in the video comes from the real American news cycle. Now, that TikToker is claiming she’s had her life threatened by Aldean’s fans in the process.
In “Try That in a Small Town,” Aldean—who is from Macon, Georgia, which boasts a population of nearly 160,000 (not much of a small town)—croaks that crimes that “might fly in the city” like carjacking, robbing a liquor store, and punching an unsuspecting pedestrian will not go unpunished in a small town. While the song was released in May, Aldean released its video just over a week ago to accusations of promoting lynching, violence against protesters, and racism. Aldean responded to the accusations on his social media platforms, claiming that every clip of news footage within the music footage is authentic. Enter: Destinee Stark.
A TikToker who challenged Jason Aldean’s claims that his “Try That in a Small Town” music video only used “real news footage” said she is now the target of racist messages and death threats.
In an eight-minute TikTok video shared on July 20, Destinee Stark delivered a “dissertation debunking” Aldean’s statement.
I’m here to tell you that that is complete bullsh–, said Stark. “In fact, he uses multiple clips in the first 30 seconds of the video that are either fake or didn’t even happen in America.”