Jason Aldean may have won the battle with a number one song, but he lost the war for his legacy
Shannon: you are, have been, and always will be the greatest of Americans. I’m a huge, loving, supportive fan.
I don't know how you do it. You have been taking one for the team for years now and it seems worse than ever. My mother defended the song. I never thought of her as "one of those republicans" and I continue to think that if only I can expose her to news other than Newsmax, Fox, OAN, Ben Shapiro, etc. then she will realize how misled she is and how violent, racist, and misogynist the right and the party has become. She claims to be on my side with "the gun thing" and, after Uvalde, said that she wanted to volunteer with Moms. She doesn't see the intersection, the hypocrisy, the racist dog whistles (and blatant references), the violent anti-women rhetoric, doesn't make the connection to MAGA, Trump, Jan. 6, her party, to the guns. I'm just a dramatic, thin-skinned liberal looking to cancel everything that offends me. There are so many of us who don't have allies in our family and have to navigate conversations and interactions with family members that sit in the center of the ven diagram you describe. Never in a million years did I think my Mom wouldn't think this song is a step too far, never mind inappropriate, offensive, and downright dangerous. That she would defend it is appalling, but then to read, today, about your experience in the wake of your tweet, just reinforces my feelings and the insurmountable chasm in my family. Anyway, thank you for always staying strong in defense of what's right, even when confronted with violent threats, for speaking truth to power, for not backing down. They certainly won't.
You never cease to amaze. Your fearlessness and leadership is what we need now more than ever. Deep gratitude for you and your words.
@joyReid on Instagram posted someone’s genius analysis of his video, showing the “protest” footage was from Germany, Montreal, and other places; from as far back as 2014; and some not even of protests. It’s worth looking up; the whole thing is a sham.
Your daughter was my son's daycare teacher. He loved her so so much. Because she is amazing. You raised a wonderful, thoughtful human. If only these fools who peddle hate had a mother like you. What a wonderful world that would be.
Always got your back, Shannon.
I know lots of folks aren’t on FB nowadays. But it’s related, if you can access it
I too will always have your back Shannon. Thank you for all of your advocacy, bravery & fight for all this right vs. wrong. And Im very sorry your child is now being victimized in any way by these most vile of people. All the more reason EVERYONE must get off of the sidelines & overwhelmingly fight!
Thank you for calling this out! ❤️
I don't have the thick skin that you do, but thank you. Keep up the good work and shouting out this BS when you see it!
You are amazing! I'm a huge, supportive fan.