Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope call out Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany over transphobic comments

Comments made by Country singer Jason Aldean‘s wife, Brittany, is coming under fire after she posted a transphobic joke on Instagram.

“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,” Brittany wrote earlier this week, Aug. 23, as a caption for a before-and-after makeup video set to BeyonceThe 2006 song “Upgrade U”, (although Beyoncé is known to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community). Husband Jason left a laughing emoji in the comments and replied: “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t do that too because you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”

In a more wordy statement via Instagram stories on Friday (August 26), Brittany elaborated on her unsolicited thoughts on transgender youth and their rights to gender-affirming care: “Advocating child genital mutilation under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils. I will always supporting my children and doing what I can to protect their innocence,” she wrote. “Yesterday Memphis would be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will be a cat. They are children. Some parents want to be accepted by society so much 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 is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. Grateful that my parents allowed me to go through my tom boy phase without changing my gender.”

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Country singers RaeLynn and Whitney Duncan, as well as the wives of country singers Chuck Wicks, Jon Pardi, Shay Mooney and Granger Smith, were among those who left comments showing support for Brittany’s post.

But elsewhere, the country stars struck with Brittany Aldean. “You’d think celebrities 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 change. Really nice ,” Cassadee Pope remarked on Twitter on Friday (August 26) in response to Brittany’s post.

Maren Morris responded to the Pope’s tweet in agreement and wrote: “It is so easy to, as it were, not be a scumbag? Sell ​​your clip-ins and zip it, Risen Barbie.”

At that point, conservative Candace Owens decided to interject into their conversation, replying, “It’s easier not to castrate your kids. But I guess whatever helps sell bad records.”

Morris responded: “Oh my god, not you. My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. And why do you always go to ‘castration’ and ‘pedophile’ to try to shut down an argument? It’s frankly disturbing and worth investigating.” Here Perez Hilton also chimed in: “Where does the castration of children take place[ing]? Because I don’t know any doctors who perform gender reassignment surgery on minors in America,” he pointed out.

On InstagramMorris went on to talk about Brittany Aldean with Pope: “You know, I’m glad she didn’t turn out to be a boy either, because we really don’t need another guy in the world. It’s sad when the Karens try to hiding their homophobia/transphobia behind their ‘protection of the children.’Weren’t they put their children in ‘Biden-is-a-pedo’ shirts on social media? Sounds like a really safe way to protect them from millions of eyes! F— away to the uprising Barbie and other IBs trolling this comment section with their hypocritical, hateful a–es.”

Morris also responded to comments from others, such as one Twitter user who found the singer’s reaction “confusing” and told her to “put the phone down and focus on the guitar.” Morris shot back: “If it’s confusing to you, it’s because you think we’re ‘fighting’ about politics. We’re not. This isn’t political. We call someone transphobic and think it’s funny. It is not.”

at morris’ Instagram stories on Saturday, she shared a video clip of herself thanking her fans for their support while suggesting they redirect their efforts to those who probably needed more support than her after seeing Brittany Aldean’s post.

“You’ve all been so sweet and supportive today of me and Cassadee,” Morris remarked. “I’d say we can handle this s—.” We’ve been dealing with idiots, you know, for years saying insanely stupid things to us. But I would say check your trans friends. Check out your gay friends. Anyone who is into country music and should look at those bulls – today and feel subhuman. Check your friends.”

“I’m just so sick of seeing absolute horses — on the internet and people getting away with it, much less being celebrated for it,” Morris said.

Morris’ husband, fellow artist Ryan Hurdalso assured followers on Twitter that they were okay, but would continue to speak out: “Having a lot of people tell me our career is over, like the last time she talked about something, it went away. Honestly we’re pretty ok over here Trips are great we have a 2 year old we love we’re fine and I promise she won’t shut up now… Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids is not something that is brave at all. And I am proud of Maren for standing up for them. A badge of honor for also letting CO participate in a completely normal discourse. Shut up and sing only applies to those you disagree with.”

See Brittany’s original post and the reactions of Morris, Pope and more below.

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