Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope Slam Jason Aldean’s Wife Brittany Aldean Over ‘Changing My Gender’ Comment
Brittany Aldean’s post sparked a social media battle.
Maren Morris; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean; Photo by Getty Images for CMT , Cassadee Pope; Photo Courtesy Getty Images for CMT
Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany Aldean is coming under fire after making an alleged transphobic remark within an Instagram caption.
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 Beyonce’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 controversial 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 gential 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 tom boy 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??”
Others, including musician Joy Oladokun and conservative influencer Candace Owens also chimed in.
“Waking up happy that my parents didn’t raise me to be as rude and nasty as @brittanyaldean,” Oladokun wrote.
“It’s easier to not castrate your children. But I guess whatever helps sell bad records,” Owens wrote in response to Morris.
“Oh my god, not you,” Morris replied to Owens. “My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. Also, why do y’all always go to ‘castration’ and ‘pedophiles’ to try and shut an argument down? It’s honestly concerning and worth looking into.”
Owens wasn’t having it. “You sound like a 15-year-old girl on Tik-Tok. You are in your 30s. Grow up.”
She also added, “When you chop a penis off, it is the literal definition of castration… Also, I said groomers — not pedophiles. Got something else on your mind you want to share with the class, sicko?”
Raelynn, Chuck Wicks and his wife Casi Rosa, DeeJaySilver, Tomi Lahren, Jamie O’Neal, among others have shown their support for Brittany Aldean. Meanwhile, Rissi Palmer, Meghan Linsey, Mickey Guyton, Sam Palladio, and more rallied around Pope and Morris.
Morris’ husband Ryan Hurd also showed his support with lengthy Tweets.
“Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn’t something that is brave at all. And I’m proud of Maren for sticking up for them. Badge of honor to have [Owens] engage in completely normal discourse, too. Shut up and sing only applies to those who you disagree with. Getting a lot of people telling me our career is over, as if the last time she spoke up about something it disappeared. Honestly, we’re pretty ok over here. Tours are good, got a 2 year old we love, we’re f—ing fine, and I promise she isn’t going to shut up now.”
He added, “And on another note, I always support and love Maren, I know I’m sparse in the internet but I am proud of her and always will be. For everything she stands for, I do too. Ready to get some rest together and enjoy our little kid. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.”
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.
Lauren Jo Black
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