Well, he’s sort of sorry. He’s just mostly sorry if anyone was offended by it. Ah, the classic “I’m not sorry I did it, just sorry I got caught” apology.
Country singer Jason Aldean decided to dress up as Lil Wayne last Halloween. If Jason had done his research, he would have learned that it is possible for a white person to dress up as a famous rapper whose name starts with Lil for Halloween without pulling out some dark makeup and going full-NO. But Jason went ahead and did himself up in blackface anyway. Almost a year later, Jason is sorry-ish for doing that.
Even though blackface has been a major “Don’t Do That” for decades, and famous people have recently been dragged for doing Halloween blackface, Jason still walked out of his house on October 31st looking like this:
The internet wasn’t too happy when they saw what Jason Aldean did. Jason kept his country lips shut about the whole thing. He finally decided to talk about it during a recent interview with Billboard. According to Jason, he only painted himself up in blackface (which he says was done by his wife Brittany Kerr) so he could go unrecognized in public. He would also like you to know it’s only a big deal because the media made it a big deal.
“In this day and age people are so sensitive that no matter what you do, somebody is going to make a big deal out of it. Me doing that had zero malicious intent. I get that race is a touchy subject, but not everybody is that way. Media tends to make a big deal out of things. If that was disrespectful to anyone, I by all means apologize. That was never my intention. It never crossed my mind.”
Jason Aldumb truly covered all his “It’s not my fault, y’all!” excuse bases there. The only thing missing was something about tripping over a stray cowboy boot and landing face-first into a puddle of Black Opal foundation.
If Jason wanted to go incognito so badly, why didn’t he just grab a Scream mask? Sure, it’s beyond lazy, but so was Jason’s attempt at a Lil Wayne costume. Or just dress up as himself? It’s Halloween, you’re supposed to be scary. And nothing says scary like having people terrified that they won’t be able to find an exit in the event the crown prince of dude bro country decides to open his mouth and sing that shitty “Lights Come On” song.