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Four-time Grammy nominee and popular country singer Jason Aldean has responded to the possibility of being “canceled” over his political views.
Aldean and his wife have recently faced major backash online from liberals over their views, Fox News reports.
Aldean said he isn’t at all afraid about being an internet target or being canceled.
“I think people know where I stand politically,” he began.
“I’m not a guy that’s just going to go out there and start trying to stir the pot just to stir the pot,” Aldean said.
“At some point, it’s gotten to where if you’re a conservative and you’re in this business, you’re not allowed to speak.”
“To me, it’s hard for [me] to go lay my head down at night with a clear conscience, feeling like I’m a coward for not saying the things that I want to say or I feel like need to be said.”
Aldean previously defended his wife who disapproves of Joe Biden.
“I will never apologize for my beliefs or my love for my family and country,” Aldean said. “This is the greatest country in the world and I want to keep it that way.”
“People are going to have their opinion about whatever I say or think or whatever and that’s completely fine,” he said.
“You don’t have to agree with me, I don’t expect everybody to agree with me, but I also have a voice and opinion just like everybody else.”
From Fox News:
While the musician said he has “a lot of friends in this business” who think the way he does, Aldean said many “are really scared to stand up and say anything for fear of backlash.”
The four-time Grammy nominee went on to explain that he also struggles to sleep if he personally feels a belief in something but doesn’t speak up.
The remarks come in the weeks since his wife, Brittany Aldean, came under fire for sharing photos of herself and their kids sporting anti-Joe Biden shirts.
Aldean maintained in his appearance on “Rob + Holly” that he doesn’t expect everyone to agree with his views – it’s simply his opinion.