A series of posts were written on the site following the backlash surrounding Jason Aldean’s newly-released music video for “Try That In A Small Town.” In the posts, country music fans were led to believe that Luke Bryan pulled his videos from CMT, Jason Aldean filed a lawsuit against the network, and Hank Williams Jr. stepped down as a member of the CMT board of directors. But, it is all fake news…or satire.
In the fake post about Luke Bryan asking CMT not to air any of his music videos, the publication also states that Bryan called for fans to give CMT “the Bud Light treatment.”
“Your network isn’t fit for my music. Until you reinstate Jason’s video and issue him a formal apology, you get nothing from my label,” the site says Luke told Executive Vice President Joe Barron. “We have to stick together like we did with Bud Light and Target, and we will prevail once again.”
But, Luke Bryan said no such thing.
Another story from the publication that went viral online was a post claiming that Hank Williams Jr. had resigned from the CMT Board of Directors to show support for Jason Aldean.
“I’m stepping down from my position at CMT effective immediately,” Hank Jr. said, according to the site. “I support free speech and my good friend Jason Aldean. There’s no way I can, in good conscience, continue offering them my services.”
In early June, during an interview at CMA Fest in Nashville, Garth Brooks shared that he would be serving “all brands of beer” at his Nashville restaurant. The story inspired a post for The Dunning-Kruger Times in which they reported that Garth Brooks had been booed off the stage at the 123rd Annual Texas Country Jamboree in Hambriston, Texas. Governor Abbott retweeted the story and wrote, “Go woke. Go Broke. Good job, Texas.”
The tweet didn’t stay live for long after Abbott was informed that it was a fake news story.
If you’ve fallen for one of The Dunning-Kruger Times’ recent articles regarding the Jason Aldean controversy, know that you’re not alone. But, for future reference, keep in mind that the publication says this about itself:
“Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical. See above if you’re still having an issue with that satire thing.”
Watch the video that everyone is talking about below.