Maren Morris Fires Back At Brittany Aldean For Transphobic Remarks: ‘Zip It, Insurrection Barbie’

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The wife of country singer Jason Aldean has been criticized within the music industry and beyond for comments she made online that targeted the transgender community.

“I want to say a big thank you to my parents for not changing my gender as I went through my tomboy phase,” Brittany Aldean wrote in the caption of a makeup video posted to Instagram last week. “I love this girly life.”

By Monday afternoon, Aldean’s video had received more than 178,000 likes. Still, it was hard to ignore the fact that her comment came amid efforts in some states to restrict access to gender-affirming care and ban transgender athletes from women’s sports teams.

One of the first to tackle Aldean’s transphobia was musician Cassadee Pope.

You would think beauty brand celebs would see the positives of including LGBTQ+ people in their posts.” she tweeted Friday. “But instead we hear someone comparing their ‘tomboy phase’ with someone who wants to switch. Very nice.”

Later that day, Grammy winner Maren Morris echoed that sentiment in a response to Pope’s tweet addressed to Aldean.

‘It’s so easy not to be an asshole? Sell ​​your clip-ins and zip it up, Insurrection Barbie,’ she wrote.

Moments later, musician Joy Oladokun also chimed in with a selfie and tweet targeting Aldean’s comment.

“I’d also like to say that the LGBTQs have brighter skin without whatever she’s pushing,’” wrote Oladokun, who is a member of the LGBTQ community. “Wake up glad my parents didn’t raise me as rude and mean as Brittany Aldean.”

But Aldean, known for her YouTube makeup tutorials and co-founder of a clothing line aimed at conservative consumers, didn’t stop there. In a friday message on her Instagram stories, she bolstered her stance with even more eyebrow-raising language.

“Advocating FGM under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender affirmative care’ is one of the worst evils. I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence,” she wrote. as seen in screenshots of the message spread on social media. “Some parents are so eager 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.”

Jason (left) and Brittany Aldean.

Mike Coppola via Getty Images

“Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough to make their own life decisions as adults,” she continued, tagging Pope. “Grateful that my parents let me go through my tomboy phase without changing my gender.”

Pope, however, seemed to have the last laugh, hinting at the controversy in an Instagram post shared Saturday.

“POV: Knowing you’re getting under someone’s skin you don’t like in the first place,” she wrote in the caption alongside a photo of herself posing near Big Ben in London.

HuffPost contacted the Aldean representative for comment, but did not immediately hear back.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 13 US states have signed anti-LGBTQ legislation so far this year. Many of those laws target transgender youth and gender-affirming care.

Last week, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion finding that gender dysphoria is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of the 1990s. Proponents of LGBTQ rights have said they are hopeful the ruling could be used to inform legislative efforts. fight aimed at limiting medical care and other benefits for transgender people.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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