Singer Maren Morris is nominated for the coveted Album of the Year award, but she’s skipped the Country Music Association Awards because of her ongoing feud with country music star Jason Aldean’s wife.
The situation started on August 23 when Brittany Aldean shared one Instagram video of her makeup with the caption: “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.”
Jason Aldean’s wife can be seen laughing in the video.
Some people – including Maren Morris – believed the comment was transphobic.
Morris responded by saying“It’s so easy to like not being a scumbag person?
Brittany countered, “As usual, my words have been taken out of context over the past week.”
Brittany Aldean has railed against transgender surgeries and treatments labeled “gender-affirming care.”
“Advocating child genital mutilation under the guise of love and labeling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she said wrote on Instagram. “I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence.”
Morris – who is nominated for Album of the Year for her Humble Quest album – said she could skip the CMAs because she “didn’t feel comfortable” attending the awards show.
“Honestly, I haven’t decided yet if I’m going,” Morris said Los Angeles Times. “I am very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [at] at home there now.”
“So many people I love are going to be in this room and maybe I’ll make a decision at game time and leave,” she added. “But right now I’m not comfortable with it.”
Morris said: “I’m not good at these events because I’m awkward. But this time I feel kind of peaceful about not going.”
Morris explained that she slandered Brittany Aldean as “riot Barbie” because “the whole conspiracy theory that’s been circulating about January 6th she was totally into it.”
“I have no feelings of kindness when it comes to people making fun of questioning their identity, especially kids,” she continued.
Referring to Michelle Obama’s famous quote from the 2016 Democratic National Convention, “When they go low, we go high,” Morris said that philosophy “doesn’t work for these people.”
“Every resistance movement is not ended with kind words,” Morris said. “And there are far worse things I could have called them.”
Regarding the tweet attacking Aldean, Morris said, “I hate feeling like I have to be the floor monitor that treats people like people in country music. It is exhausting.”
Morris said country music has a “very insidious culture of people who are very comfortable being transphobic, homophobic and racist and they can put it in a joke and no one is ever going to blame them for it.” She added, “It’s just becoming normal for people to behave like that.”
Morris felt like transphobia, homophobia and racism “got worse” when Donald Trump was president. She claimed that since 2016, “everything got worse — almost beyond repair.”
“I think there are people in country music who want it to be niche,” she said. “You don’t want it to expand. They don’t care about making it more inclusive. It’s theirs and everyone else is someone else or woke up or whatever. That’s sad for me because it makes me feel like country music at its core is people’s true stories.”
Brittany Aldean appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight earlier this month. Host Tucker Carlson called Morris a “mad country music person”.
When asked about Carlson’s comment, Morris said she did not see the video clip. She said Kacey Musgraves sent her the video, and she responded by saying, “And I was like, ‘Oh, here we go.'”
Morris began selling t-shirts that read, “Crazy Country Music Person.”
Morris claims having raised over $150,000 for GLAAD and Trans Lifeline’s transgender media program through the sale of the t-shirts.
Brittany Aldean opens up about her fight to protect children
Conservative commentator Candace Owens has blasted Morris and Cassadee Pope.
“It’s easier not to spay your kids,” Owens continued Twitter. “But I guess whatever helps sell bad records.”
Morris was asked about Owens and Carlson’s criticism and she replied, “I’m from Texas. I have a lot of family and people I grew up with who are conservative and watch Tucker and probably follow Candace. But they all came forward to say, ‘We’re on your side.'”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/jason-aldean-wife-brittany-maren-morris Maren Morris is banned from attending CMAs over comments made by Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany