Maren Morris calls out Jason Aldean’s wife for her transphobic comments – Billboard

Comments made by country singer Jason’s sideBrittany’s wife comes under fire after posting a transphobic joke on Instagram.

“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,” Brittany wrote earlier this week, August 23, in the caption. a before and after makeup video aimed at Beyoncethe 2006 song “Upgrade U” (even though Beyoncé is known to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community). Husband Jason left a laughing emoji in the comments and replied, “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, because you and I wouldn’t have worked.

In a more wordy statement via instagram stories On Friday (August 26), Brittany expanded on her unsolicited thoughts on transgender youth and their rights to gender-affirming care: the worst evils. I will always support my children and do whatever I can to protect their innocence,” she wrote. “The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy wants to be a cat. They are children. Some parents want so much to be accepted by society that they are ready to make life-changing decisions for their children are not old enough to fully understand the consequences of those actions. Love protects your child until he is mature enough as an adult to make his own life decisions. I am grateful to my parents for m allowed me to go through my tomboy phase without changing gender.

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Country singers RaeLynn and Whitney Duncan, along with the wives of country singers Chuck Wicks, Jon Pardi, Shay Mooney and Granger Smith were among those who left comments showing their support for Brittany’s posts.

But elsewhere, country stars slammed Brittany Aldean. “You’d think celebrities with cutie marks would see the benefits of including LGBTQ+ people in their posts. But instead, we hear someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting make the transition. Really nice,” Pope Cassadee remarked on Twitter on Friday (August 26) in reaction to Brittany’s posts.

Maren Morris replied in agreement to Pope’s tweet, writing: “Is it so easy, like, not to be a human bastard? Sell ​​your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.

At that point, curator Candace Owens decided to insert herself into their conversation, replying, “It’s easier not to castrate your children. But I guess anything that helps sell bad records.

Morris replied, “Oh my god, not you. My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. Also, why do you always go to “castration” and “pedophiles” to try to end an argument? This is honestly concerning and worth looking into. Here, Perez Hilton also chimed in: “Where is child castration happening?[ing]? Because I don’t know of any doctors who do this gender-affirming surgery on minors in America,” he pointed out.

On Instagram, Morris went on to talk about Brittany Aldean with Pope: “You know, I’m glad she didn’t become a boy either because we really don’t need another dude in the world. It sucks when the Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their “child protection”. Were they not put their children in “Biden-is-a-pedo” shirts on social media? It looks like a really safe way to protect them from millions of eyes! F— until Barbie Insurrection and the other IBs hanging around this comments section with their hypocritical, hateful a–es.

Morris also responded to comments from others, such as a Twitter user who found the singer’s reaction “confusing” and told her to “hang up the phone and focus on the guitar.” Morris hit back: “If that upsets you, it’s because you think we’re ‘fighting’ for politics. Were not. It’s not political. We call someone out because they’re transphobic and think it’s hilarious. This is not the case.

On Morris’ instagram stories On Saturday, she shared a video clip of herself thanking her fans for their support, while suggesting they redirect their efforts to those who likely needed more support than her after seeing Brittany Aldean’s post.

“You’ve all been so kind and supportive today to me and Cassadee,” Morris noted. “I will say we can handle this s—. We’ve been dealing with idiots, you know, for years saying incredibly stupid things to us. But I would say check out your trans friends. Check out your gay friends. Anyone who’s in country music and had to watch those bulls – today and feel subhuman. Check your friends.

“I’m so sick of watching absolute horses – on the internet and people getting away with it, let alone being celebrated for it,” Morris said.

Morris’ husband, fellow artist Ryan Hurd, also reassured followers on Twitter that they were fine but would continue to speak out: “Having a lot of people tell me that our career is over, like the last time she talked about something, it was gone. Honestly, we’re pretty good here. Touring is good, we have a 2 year old we love, we’re fine, and I promise she’s not going to shut up now… Scoring quick points by going after trans kids isn’t fair. all brave. And I’m proud that Maren stood up for them. Badge of Honor for CO to also engage in completely normal speech. Shut up and sing only applies to those you disagree with.

See Brittany’s original post and reactions from Morris, Pope and more below.

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