Maren Morris has turned an insult from Tucker Carlson into an opportunity to raise funds to help people in the transgender community. The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter entered the Fox News host’s radar after an online feud with digital influencer Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean.
Brittany shared a video on Instagram where she showed up before and after getting her makeup done and her hair done. While the video isn’t controversial, it was the caption that got it into hot water.
“I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life,” she posted.
The voice alum Cassadee Pope alluded to Brittany’s social media post and tweeted the following: “You’d think celebrities with cutie marks would see the benefits of including LGBTQ+ people in their posts. But instead, we hear someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Really nice.
Morris responded to Pope’s tweet by saying, “Is it so easy, like, not to be a human bastard? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.
Is it so easy to, like, not be a human bastard? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 26, 2022
Morris’ tweet triggered conservatives and Carlson booked Brittany to appear on his prime time show. It was during this interview that Carlson called Morris “crazy”. The “Make You Say” singer then mocked the remark made by the TV host and shared a meme with a Tucker Carlson tonight chyron who said “Lunatic country music person”.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 2, 2022
However, Morris didn’t stop there and took the opportunity to positively impact the controversy and raise funds for transgender organizations. Morris sells a t-shirt online that uses the phrase Carlson and Brittany use as well as a crisis hotline. All proceeds from the sale of the top would be shared between Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program.
Morris gave fans an update on Saturday, September 3, and claimed to have raised “over $100,000” in less than a day.
“Have a great Labor Day weekend, you madmen,” Morris added.
Over $100,000 raised.
Have a great Labor Day weekend, maniacs. 🌈https://t.co/Xtru7LgHIP
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 3, 2022
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