Ugh. The above picture of country star and Tidal “artist-owner” Jason Aldean wearing blackface, fake dreads, sunglasses, and a gold chain while out with friends on Halloween surfaced on country music gossip site Nashville Gab a few days ago. Today, Aldean’s publicist has confirmed that it is indeed him in the photo, telling the Associated Press that Aldean “dressed as rapper Lil Wayne for Halloween” but offering no further comment or explanation or apology. Once again: ugh. It shouldn’t be that hard to not be blatantly racist as fuck in your Halloween costume, people! If you are considering wearing blackface for any reason, you should probably get a friend to slap you in the face until it no longer seems like a good idea.