Maren Morris ponders her new classification of “country music crazy person,” as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson recently coined it. In case you haven’t been following him, Morris caught Carlson’s wrath after a social media feud with Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, who posted a makeup video on August 23 with the transphobic caption. “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.
A few days later, Aldean doubled down on his fake equivalence via Instagram Story: “Advocating for child genital mutilation under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils. I will always support my children and do whatever I can to protect their innocence. 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 willing to make life-changing decisions for their children who 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 allowing me to go through my tomboy phase without changing gender.
At the time, Cassadee Pope responded to Aldean, tweeting, “You would 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 to transition. Really nice.
And Morris also responded in a tweet: “Is it so easy, like, not to be a human bastard? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.
Anyway, under the guise of ‘defending the kids’, Aldean appeared on Carlson’s show on September 1, where the Fox News host called Morris ‘crazy’ and a ‘fake music singer’. country”. In response, Morris posted a screenshot to Fox News and wrote, “#NewProfilePic.” She also sells T-shirts bearing the phrase “Maren Morris: Lunatic Country Music Person”. All proceeds will be shared between non-profit organizations Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.