Whoopi Goldberg alleged that BLM rioters were “taking care” of their towns during the 2020 George Floyd protests, as NYC will pay millions to protestors for mass arrests.
Goldberg said that the lyrics to country star Jason Aldean’s new song “Try That in a Small Town were “racist,” and that Black Lives Matter protestors were protecting the people in their cities by pushing back against social injustices.
“He’s talking about people taking care of each other, and I find it so interesting that it never occurred to Jason or the writers that that’s what these folks were doing,” Goldberg commented on Thursday’s episode.
“They were taking care of the people in their town because they didn’t like what they saw, just like you’re talking about people taking care of each other in small towns. We do the same thing in big towns.”
Whoopi Goldberg reacts to Jason Aldean’s song:
– Gets the name of it wrong
– Says it had “racist lyrics” even though it doesn’t mention race once
– Says that BLM rioters were “taking care of the people in their town” by burning them down.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2023
Goldberg said that Aldean was singling out Black Lives Matter — despite not naming the organization – and the music video should have highlighted protestors that had gathered in response to all liberal flashpoints.
“You just have to realize when you make it about Black Lives Matter, people kind of say are you talking about Black people, what are you talking about?” she questioned.
“If we’re talking about Americans taking care of each other, then it shouldn’t be about Black Lives Matter,” she continued.
“You should be able to show all the different things that have gone on in our country where people stood up and said no more,” Goldberg added. “We do the same thing that small towns do.”
Co-panelist Alyssa Farah Griffin said that she wanted to give Aldean the “benefit of the doubt” that the intent of his new single wasn’t to “stoke division, or glorify violence or racism,” but that there was a lyric that made her think of a mob hunting down an innocent Black man.
“It says try that in a small town, see how far you make it down the road, around here we take care of our own,” she quoted.
Faux conservative Alyssa Farah Griffin claims the song promotes racist mobs chasing down black men.
"What I thought of when I read that was Ahmaud Arbery. I think of a black man in a small town in the south who literally got shot for doing nothing wrong." pic.twitter.com/exQWD3aQFa
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) July 20, 2023
Griffin claimed that for many of her friends and family, who are from small towns and own guns, Aldean was talking about the right to protect one’s self and property.
“What I thought of when I read that was Ahmaud Arbery,” she said about the Black man who was gunned down while jogging in April of 2020.
“I think about a black man in a small town in the South who literally got shot for doing nothing wrong.”
Sunny Hostin rebuked Griffin’s assessment about Aldean, and would not “give him the benefit of the doubt,” as he’s from Macon, Georgia, her father’s hometown, where she spent summers as a child.
“It is one of the most racist places in this country,” she alleged. “So don’t tell me that he knew nothing about what that imagery meant.”
Hostin said that her parents as in interracial couple were “run out of South Carolina by the KKK,” so Aldean must have known what the imagery in his video would evoke in audiences.
Certifiable moron and lunatic Sunny Hostin says that Jason Aldean’s hometown Macon, GA is “one of the most racist places in the country”
Macon is 54% black and 39% white.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2023
“So don’t tell me that not only was he aware of what he was doing with that imagery, that he embraces that imagery.”
Hostin alleged that the nation is inherently racist because the song topped iTunes charts this week.
“We have a problem in this country about race and the biggest problem is, we refuse to admit that it exists,” she concluded.
On Wednesday, New York City agreed to pay over 1,000 George Floyd protestors a $13.7 million settlement for violating their civil rights in 2020.
Lawyers in the class action lawsuit argued that the NYPD violate their First Amendment rights by using excessive violence and making illegal arrests.
The department’s attorney’s argued that there was no history of “unconstitutional policing” or “deprivation of constitutional rights” against lawful protestors demonstrating peacefully.
In the days after Floyd’s death, protestors injured police officers, set squad cars on fire, and looted a minimum of 450 businesses.
2,000 people in New York City alone were arrested during the time, while another 8,000 were arrested nationwide. Insured property damage throughout the country totaled $2 billion.