Brittany Aldean’s fans were split after she posted a photo of her getting a kiss from former US President Donald Trump.
Aldean and her country singer husband Jason Aldean attended Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, his home in Palm Beach, Florida.
She posted a series of photos from the event on Instagram, including greeting former First Lady Melania Trump and attending other events while staying at the Mar-a-Lago resort.
“A fairy tale ending to 2022🤍,” Aldean captioned the post.
But it was the third photo in the slide that got people talking, showing Trump walking past their table and leaning in to kiss Aldean on the forehead.
“A kiss from Donald Trump? This is a nightmare for most women,” one person wrote in the comments.
And another added: “Big. I’m out. Loved your music YES but this is too much.”
But others showed their support for Aldean, saying they “loved” the photo.
“Aldeans don’t mind! Love how you all use your platform!” commented one person.
A second wrote: “A kiss on the forehead from the greatest president must mean very good luck for a great new year!!”
Aldeans have been vocal supporters of Trump but have yet to speak publicly about his decision to seek re-election in 2024.
Another comment refers to the ongoing feud Aldean is embroiled in with country singer Karen Morris, saying she “screams so loud” after seeing the Instagram post.
Their feud began when Aldean made comments about transgender children during a makeup tutorial on her Instagram profile in August 2022.
“I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I was going through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life,” the beauty blogger captioned the video.
Jason replied, “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t because you and I wouldn’t have worked.”
Singer Cassadee Pope lashed out at the pair for her comments: “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” she tweeted later in August.
“But instead we’re hearing someone here comparing their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone looking to make the switch. Really nice.”
Morris responded to Pope, saying it was “so easy not to be a scumbag,” and that Aldean should stick to selling her “Clip-Ins and Zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
That was a reference to the January 2021 rioting in the Capitol after Trump’s defeat in the presidential election.
Morris stayed by her guns, telling GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in September that she came “from a good place.”
“I don’t think you can do that with sunshine and rainbows all the time. I think you have to have tough conversations for people to understand what’s going on,” Morris said. “You can save someone’s life by having the right information.”
The Grammy winner added: “It’s not like we’re going to talk about what your favorite color is. We’re talking about people’s lives… It’s really sensitive.”
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