Country music superstar Jason Aldean is in the crosshairs of cancel culture.
But the country rallied around the “Try That in a Small Town” singer.
And now Country Music Television is panicking over canceling Jason Aldean after this backlash.
Country star Jason Aldean sent the woke mob into a frenzy with the music video for his song “Try That in a Small Town.”
Woke critics falsely claimed that the song promoted violence and was racist because the video used news footage of 2020’s violent Black Lives Matter riots.
Aldean refused to back down to the mob trying to cancel him and his fans rallied around him.
Country Music Television (CMT) folded like a cheap suit and took the video for “Try That in a Small Town” off the network’s rotation.
The network became the only major Nashville player to cancel Aldean during the controversy.
Now, CMT is discovering how costly their decision to cave to the woke mob could be for them.
A new poll commissioned by Newsweek found that a majority of people are against CMT’s decision to pull Aldean’s video off of the air.
52% of respondents said that they disagreed or strongly disagreed with CMT’s decision to remove the video while 33% supported the move.
15% said that they didn’t know or neither agreed nor opposed CMT’s decision according to the poll that was conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies.
The poll broke down respondents by how they voted in the 2020 Presidential Election.
70% of Trump supporters said that they opposed the decision while only 24% of Joe Biden voters opposed CMT.
A majority of both genders opposed the video being canceled, with 51% of men and 54% of women opposing the decision.
Tennessee State Rep. Justin Jones (D) said that “Try That in a Small Town” was a “heinous vile racist song that is really about harkening back to days past.”
50% disagreed or strongly disagreed with Jones’ deranged claim while only 34% agreed or strongly disagreed.
CMT canceling the music video inadvertently helped propel Aldean and his song to new heights.
The song took off to become the first number-one hit on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 Chart of his career.
On-demand audio and video streams of the song soared by an eye-popping 999% in the wake of CMT canceling it.
Aldean thanked his fans for having his back during his first concert after the music video was canceled.
He said that he “saw country music fans rally like I’ve never seen before” after getting canceled and that “it was pretty bad*ss.”
The Newsweek poll is devastating news for CMT in the wake of aggressive conservative-led boycotts against woke companies like Target and Bud Light.
The poll sampled all adults, not just country music fans.
Conservative-leaning country fans are likely to be overwhelmingly opposed to CMT’s decision to cave to the woke mob and Aldean’s success after the controversy broke out proves they’re standing with him.
And CMT could become the next Bud Light by ignoring the network’s audience to cater to fringe left-wing politics.