Morris, Brittany Aldean engage in war of words over trans issue
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Morris, Brittany Aldean engage in war of words over trans issue

Monday, August 29, 2022 – Maren Morris attacked Instagram comments made by Brittany Aldean, Jason Aldean's wife, which Morris considered transphobic.

Morris has been defended fellow singers Brandi Carlile and Cassadee Pope, while also having it out with Fox commentator Candace Owens.

The war of words started following Brittany Aldean's comment on Instagram on Aug. 23 when she wrote, "Verified I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life" The accompanying video shows Aldean putting make-up on not looking all that happy and then a finished looking, smiling."

Jason then commented, "Lmao!! Im glad they didn't too, cause you and I wouldn't have worked out. 😂

On Friday, Brittany Aldean posted on Instagram stories, ""Advocating for the genital mutilation of children 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 what I can to protect their innocence," she wrote. "The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will want to be a cat. They're children. Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly that they're willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren't old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tom boy phase without changing my gender."

Pope took issue with Aldean on Twitter on Friday: "You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their "tomboy phase" to someone wanting to transition. Real nice."

Morris , who has made her views known in the past on other issues, weighed in, supporting Pope. "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."

And then Owens weighed in, ""It's easier to not castrate your children. But I guess whatever helps sell bad records."

Morris' albums have generally received positive reviews.

Morris responded to Owens as well with more than a touch of sarcasm. ""Oh my god, not you. My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. Also, why do y'all always go to 'castration' and 'pedophiles' to try and shut an argument down? It's honestly concerning and worth looking into."

Morris took to Instagram Stories as well, commenting about Aldean, "You know, I'm glad she didn't become a boy either because we really don't need another a–hole dude in the world. Sucks when Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their 'protectiveness of the children.' Weren't they putting their kids in 'Biden-is-a-pedo' shirts on social media? Sounds like a real safe way to protect them from millions of eyes! F— all the way off to Insurrection Barbie and the fellow IB's trolling this comment section with their hypocritical, hateful a–es."

Aldean did not back down, saying, "I love y'all, that's all❣️❣️❣️" after getting support from Rae Lynn ("BARBIES RULE 💕😍) and her husband ("@brittanyaldean MY Barbie!! 😉😘).

Morris thanked her fans for their support earlier today, posting on Instagram, "To my fans and friends, oh my GOD have y'all held me these last few days. We'll see you on the road again in a couple weeks."

Among those liking Morris' comments were Pope, Rissi Palmer, Sarah Jarosz and Lindsay Ell.

Brandi Carlile sent a tweet, "Bravo @MarenMorris 🌈 it's when you selflessly bear another's burden that you actually reflect gods love. Way to not tolerate disgusting behavior. It's tough...but good to see this hidden divide exposed in country music- let your little light shine 💔"

Morris' husband, fellow singer Ryan Hurd, tweeted, "I always support and love Maren, I know I'm sparse in the internet but I am proud of her and always will be. For everything she stands for, I do too."

"I always support and love Maren, I know I'm sparse in the internet but I am proud of her and always will be. For everything she stands for, I do too."

Hurd concluded, "Getting a lot of people telling me our career is over, as if the last time she spoke up about something it disappeared. Honestly, we're pretty ok over here. Tours are good, got a 2 year old we love, we're fucking fine, and I promise she isn't going to shut up now."

Aldean commented late Sunday, "What an eventful weekend❤️‍🔥." That comment drew likes from Gabby Barrett, Michael Ray and Rachel Wammack.

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