Country artist Maren Morris has fallen out with Brittany Aldean, wife of Jason Aldean. The two have differing opinions on a variety of issues, and at one point Morris even called Aldean “riot Barbie” in reference to their political views. However, Morris does not go back to the nickname she gave to Aldean.
On August 23, 2022, Aldean made a controversial post on her Instagram. the previous american idol The contestant shared a makeup video of herself and wrote in the caption: “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.”
The video drew a lot of reactions on social media. It wasn’t long before Morris accused Aldean of offending the LGBTQ community.
“I’m glad she didn’t turn out to be a boy either, because we really don’t need another asshole in the world,” Maren said (via Rolling Stone). “Shit if Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their ‘protective attitude toward the kids.'”
Morris also brought up the anti-Joe Biden clothing line the Aldeans were promoting. She wrote, “Didn’t they put their kids in ‘Biden-is-a-pedo’ shirts on social media? Fuck all the way to Insurrection Barbie and the other IBs trolling this comments section with their hypocritical, hateful asses.”
Aldean has since defended her Instagram post. According to Aldean, she tries to protect children from alleged parents who force “genital mutilation” on children.
Both Aldean and Morris remain committed to their respective stances. They even benefit from the feud. Aldean has released a line of Barbie-inspired t-shirts. Meanwhile, Morris has also sold t-shirts with proceeds going to LGBTQ causes.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Morris addressed the feud with Aldean, including the comment “Insurrection Barbie”.
Morris shared that she “just shot it down” without elaborate on comment from anyone on her team.
“I hate feeling like I have to be the hall monitor that treats people like people in country music. It’s exhausting,” she said. “But there’s a very insidious culture of people who are very comfortable with being transphobic, homophobic and racist and that they can put it in a joke and no one will ever blame them for it. It just becomes normal for people to behave like that.”
The “The Bones” singer added: “Look, I’m not a victim and neither are you. But I don’t feel kindness when it comes to people making fun of themselves for questioning their identity, especially children. The whole ‘when they go low, we go high’ thing doesn’t work with these people. Every resistance movement does not happen with kind words. And there’s a lot worse than I could have called her.”
Morris also addressed the upcoming CMA Awards on November 9, revealing that she may not be able to attend due to the Aldeans’ attendance.
“I’m very honored that my record is nominated,” she told the Times. “But I don’t know if I feel at home there right now. So many people I love will be in this room, and maybe I’ll make a decision at game time and leave. But right now I’m not comfortable with it.”
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