Country singer Cassadee Pope tweeted out in response to Aldean’s post, 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.”
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.
Aldean then retaliated to the “insurrection Barbie” comments by releasing a clothes line with the line, “Don’t Tread On Our Kids,” in an effort to raise money for the nonprofit Operation Light Shine that helps fight against child exploitation and human trafficking:
Aldean also went on Tucker Carlson’s show on FOX, where he called Maren Morris a “lunatic country music person,” so Morris had a clothes line created with that saying, and the proceeds went to a couple of transgender nonprofits:
Needless to say, it was interesting watching both sides go at it… to say the least. It just doesn’t happen that much in country music.
Which is actually kind of refreshing to see the whole “country music is one big, happy family” façade get dropped on its head.. because it’s completely untrue, no matter how much the awards shows love to push that narrative.
However yesterday, Morris told the LA Times that she probably wouldn’t be attending this year’s CMA Awards, because she feels too “uncomfortable” being there after the feud with Brittany Aldean, saying:
“Honestly, I haven’t decided if I’m gonna go. I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel home there right now.
So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go. But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.
I think I was more sad going last year. Some nights are fun. Others I’m just crawling out of my skin. I’m not good at those events because I’m awkward. But this time I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”
She also added that she was tired of defending country music, likening it to an abusive relationship, and noted that she feels like the country music community is split into two different teams (much like the political world).
“Sometimes I feel like I’m in this abusive relationship and I keep defending it: ‘It’s not all bad!’
But sometimes you have to call it out for what it is.”
Needless to say, her comments drew a multitude of comments from the Twitter world.
And naturally, it was a mixed bag:
If you’re not comfortable going to the CMAs What are you going to do about it? You want kids to be indoctrinated with gender studies. Parents have rights to know what their kids are being taught. Go to the CMAs don’t look at the Aldeans and shut up. https://t.co/CoakTFZnvR
@MarenMorris you go around and call people out everytime they mess up like you’re perfect and then want to cry and play the poor poor pitiful me card. Please do everyone a favor and don’t show up to the CMA. We don’t want two faced people there.
Shout out to @MarenMorris 🤍 “I think there are people in country music that want it to be niche…That’s sad to me, because I feel like country music at its core is people’s real stories.”https://t.co/jwOAJy3tKL