Here we go…
Shortly after the news broke that Jason Aldean’s longtime public relations firm, GreenRoom PR, was cutting ties with the singer after 17 years together, Jason’s wife Brittany appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
And unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve inevitably heard about the very public argument between Brittany Aldean and Maren Morris/Cassadee Pope regarding her comments on a Instagram makeup post.
For those who don’t know, let me give a little rundown.
Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, posted a video of her putting on makeup on Instagram, with a caption thanking her parents for not changing her gender while she was going through her “tomboy phase” as a child.
After the post, country music artist Cassadee Pope took to Twitter to respond to Brittany’s comments, saying:
“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.”
And then Maren Morris responded to Pope:
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ons and zip it, insurrection Barbie.”
Brittany later said that her words were “twisted,” and kickstarted a clothing line with sweaters that read:
“Don’t tread on our kids”
Maren called her “Insurrection Barbie,” Brittany called her “Karen Morris,” Candace Owens got involved, other country artists weighed in, either in support of Brittany or opposing her, and even the media jumped in and took sides.
And naturally, if you lean pretty hard to one side of the aisle, you probably took a side too.
Brittany went on Tucker Carlson to plead her case, however in the introduction, Tucker referred to Maren Morris her as a lunatic fake country singer
“A country music singer called Cassadee Pope accused Aldean of wronging LGBTQ+ people for writing that, and then a lunatic called Maren Morris, some kind of fake country singer, went all the way… and then of course, Brittany Aldean was attacked up and down the American media for telling a ‘transphobic joke,’ which they quoted at all.”
A very Tucker-esque introduction…
Later on in the interview, Brittany insisted that she is merely standing up for children and that her comment wasn’t transphobic towards adults who transition:
“I never thought that there was anything wrong with it. I’m advocating for children, I think children should not be allowed to make these life changing decisions at such a young age. They are not mature enough, they should have parents that love them and advocate for them regardless.
We have ages on everything, right? We have it for cigarettes, we have it for driving, we have it for military, voting, yet for some reason people think that we can let a child choose their gender so young. It’s very baffling to me.
I think when you’re older and choose to make those decisions, by all means. But children are too young, not mature enough to make those decisions, and they’re life changing… They may not be able to have children one day.
There’s so many consequences by doing that at such a young age, and us as parents, us as society, regardless of political status should be able to sit back, speak our minds about it, and fight for these children.”
She also mentioned that she’s received an overwhelming amount of support from friends and family behind, even those in the industry in Nashville.