Did Tom Selleck Make Whoopi Beg For Mercy Over Aldean Video?

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Whoopi Goldberg gave her opinion about the Jason Aldean song “Try That in a Small Town” on The View. Since that happened, fans have heard about what Tom Selleck said about the comments. Now, the news has hit that Whoopi is in tears, saying she doesn’t deserve this treatment.

Here is what Whoopi said about the song and what this has to do with Tom Selleck.

Whoopi Goldberg responds to Jason Aldean song

On The View, the hosts give their opinions about several current news items. When Jason Aldean’s song “Try That in a Small Town” ended up a controversial hit, the women talked about its message. Goldberg said that the song is about life in a small town. However, Goldberg was concerned about the images used in the video.

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“He’s got folks from the Black Lives Matter movement, and he’s talking about people taking care of each other,” she said. Goldberg questioned how a song about people taking care of each other would include Black Lives Matter in the video. She wondered if this meant he was talking about Black people that small towns need to be protected from.

Aldean has denied the song is about race, despite the images in the music video.  However, all images shown in the video were actual news clips and also included many other protests and riots. While Goldberg questioned the imagery, it was her hosts who took things further. Alyssa Farah Griffin mentioned that the song reminded her of the 2020 murder of Ahmaun Arbery, a “Black man in a small town.”

This led to some fake news where a satirical Internet site claimed that Jason Aldean was suing Whoopi Goldberg for criticizing his song. While the idea of that lawsuit made no sense, many people fell for it and thought that Aldean could sue someone for not liking his music. That news was fake, but then the news hit that Tom Selleck was coming after Whoopi Goldberg.

Did Tom Selleck and Whoopi Goldberg feud over these comments?

There was a news story that said that Tom Selleck came out in support of Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town.” However, that story was published on a site called the Dunning Kruger Times, which is a satirical site similar to The Onion. The About Us page says they offer to “expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics.”

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As a result, they post fake news stories about current hotbed issues. The site also indicates in every article that it is not true. However, most people don’t read the articles and just take the titles at face value. What is worse is YouTube videos that present lies as facts in the videos. One of these YouTube content creators claims to be someone who gives “reactions” to current news.

In a video released this week, this content creator reacted to the news of Tom Selleck’s fake comments. He then lied about Whoopi Goldberg’s reaction. The truth is that Selleck never made these comments and Whoopi never reacted to it because she knew it wasn’t true. This was just another case of people lying online and hoping people would fall for it.

Did you believe the Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Selleck fake news? Are you getting tired of people passing off lies as news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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