Liberal country star Maren Morris said that she’s skipping this year’s CMA Awards because she’s not “comfortable going” after she attacked singer Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, over a post about transgenderism.
During the 32-year-old country singer’s interview with the Los Angeles Times, Morris was asked if she had thought about what it will be like when she sees Jason and Brittany at the Country Music Association Awards in November following their comments. Morris was nominated by the CMA for Album of The Year.
“Honestly, I haven’t decided if I’m gonna go,”The “Rich”Hitmaker responded. “I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [at] 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,”She added. “But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”
One point in time, “My Church” hitmaker talked about how there’s “two country musics”Now
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“I think there are people in country music that want it to be niche,” Morris explained. “They don’t want it to expand. They don’t care about it becoming more inclusive. It’s theirs, and everyone else is an other, or woke, or whatever.”
After Brittany Aldean posted a clip on Instagram to promote her brand new clothing, Morris made slur about Brittany Aldean. “Don’t Tread On Our Kids.”
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase,”Brittany captioned the post. “I love this girly life.”
Aldean responded to his wife’s post by writing in the comments, “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”
Brittany then came under attack by several stars, including Morris, who suggested that the singer’s wife keep her mouth shut, as previously reported.
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human?” Maren tweeted. “Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
Brittany issued a lengthy statement explaning. “Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.”You can read the entire statement here. She later posted a message on social media that her words were “taken out of context.”
CMA Awards 2022 are set to be held Nov. 9.
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