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Aldean, the wife of a country music star Jason’s sidereceived backlash after thanking her family for not changing her gender during her “tomboyish phase”.
“I stand up for kids,” she told Carlson. “I think children shouldn’t be allowed to make these life-changing decisions at such a young age. They’re not mature enough; they should have parents who love and defend them regardless. We have ages on everything. We have it for cigarettes, driving, the army, voting… yet for some reason people think we can let a child choose their gender so young? It’s very confusing to me .
She reiterated that children are “too young to make these decisions” and that they are “life changing”.
“There are so many consequences of doing this at such a young age,” she continued. “Society should be able to sit down, say what we think and fight for these children.”
A few days prior, Aldean took to her Instagram and announced the launch of her new charity clothing line, also stating that what she wrote was simply “taken out of context.”
“As usual, my words have been taken out of context over the past week,” she captioned the photos of the new tops on Wednesday. “Instead of being twisted about twisting my words, I chose to get good out of them,” she added.
Aldean launched a Barbie-inspired t-shirt with the phrase “Don’t tread on our children”, alongside Kasi, wife of musician Chuck Wick. The pattern is likely a reference to her being called “Barbie Insurrection” by Maren Morris.
Proceeds from the clothing line will go to Operation Light Shine, a charity to “help combat child exploitation and human trafficking”, according to Aldean.
Aldean’s clarification stems from comments she made earlier in the week about her “tomboyish phase.”
On her Instagram, Aldean shared a video in which she showed her followers how she transforms from a makeup-free face to full glam with just a swipe of foundation brush.
She captioned the post, “I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life.”
In response, country musicians Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope slammed the video, with Pope tweeting that celebrities might “see the positive aspects of LGBTQ+ inclusion in their posts”, while Morris wrote, “It’s so easy, like, not to be a human bastard? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.”
In turn, Aldean replied, “Defending child genital mutilation under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils. I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence.”
Meanwhile, Jason’s public relations firm, GreenRoom, announced that it will no longer be representing the country star.
“Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s primary focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step back from representing Jason,” GreenRoom co-owner Tyne Parrish said in a statement Thursday. at Billboard. “We’re not the best people for the gig anymore, but we’ll always be huge fans of his music – he’s one of country music’s greatest live performers.”