The GreenRoom PR, Jason Aldean’s longtime publicist, has parted ways with the country singer after 17 years.
The publicity firm, which also represents artists such as Thomas Rhett, Lady A, Dierks Bentley, and more, revealed that it is ending its working relationship with Aldean in an official statement to Billboard.
The GreenRoom PR co-owner Tyne Parrish told Billboard, “Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason. We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music — he is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music.”
While Parrish did not specify the reason for the split, the news comes just days after Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, shared alleged transphobic comments on Instagram.
On Wednesday (Aug. 24), Brittany shared a clip of herself putting on makeup with her 2.2 million followers on Instagram. The XO Britt Aldean owner posted the clip, which was soundtracked to Beyoncé’s 2006 hit “Upgrade U,” with a caption that read, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”
Brittany’s husband, country superstar Jason Aldean, also commented on her post saying, “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”
Brittany’s post quickly caught the attention of country artists Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris, who publicly slammed the 33-year-old social media influencer in a series of Tweets.
“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” Pope wrote. ”But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
Morris, a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, also weighed in on the topic in response to Pope’s Tweet.
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” Morris wrote, referencing Brittany’s hair extension collection.
Morris also shared a lengthy response to the situation in the comments section of Pope’s Instagram post.
“I’m glad she didn’t become a boy either because we really don’t need another asshole dude in the world. Sucks when Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their ‘protectiveness of the children.’ Weren’t they putting their kids in ‘Biden-is-a-pedo’ shirts on social media?” Morris said, referencing the pro-Trump clothing line that Brittany and her children were seen wearing earlier this year. “F-ck all the way off to Insurrection Barbie and the fellow IB’s trolling this comment section with their hypocritical, hateful asses.”
Once Brittany Aldean caught wind of Pope’s response to the gender identity comments she made in her recent Instagram caption, she immediately took to her Instagram stories to retort.
Her Instagram story read:
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils. I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence. The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will want to be a cat. They’re children. Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly. That they’re willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren’t old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tomboy phase without changing my gender. Until then, leave children alone!”
Brittany later pointed out that one must be 18 years old in order to purchase cigarettes, join the military and vote and argued, “age to take life altering hormone blockers and/or irreversible surgery – a child can choose??”
While Jason Aldean has mostly remained tight-lipped, however, he commented “MY Barbie” on his wife’s latest Instagram post, referencing Morris’ “insurrection barbie” comment.
After Morris’ made the “insurrection barbie” remarks, Brittany responded by launching a Barbie-inspired merchandise line featuring “Don’t Tread On Our Kids” t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts.