Maren Morris Raises Over $100K For Trans Organisations

6 September 2022 | 10:34 am | Mallory Arbour

The t-shirts read “Maren Morris: Lunatic Country Music Person”

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Maren Morris raised over $100,000 in just one day after announcing a new line of t-shirts on Friday, September 2 to support the Trans Lifeline and GLAAD Transgender Media Program.

She shared on Twitter, “Maren Morris: Lunatic Country Music Person” and the phone number for the Peer Support and Crisis Hotline for trans youth: 877-565-8860.

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Morris released the t-shirts a week after her online feud with country singer Jason Aldean’s influencer wife, Brittany Aldean over alleged transphobia comments. 

The t-shirt references the moniker given to “the fake country music singer” by Tucker Carlson on his Fox News Show when he interviewed Brittany.

During that interview, Brittany claimed to be advocating for children. 

"I think that children should not be allowed to make these life-changing decisions at such a young age," she said. "They are not mature enough; they should have parents who love them and advocate for them regardless. We have ages on everything. We have it for cigarettes, driving, military, voting… yet, for some reason, people think that we can let a child choose their gender so young? It’s very baffling to me."

Brittany’s appearance on the show also came on the same day her husband was dropped from his publicity firm, The GreenRoom, after nearly two decades together.

After the interview, Morris posted the screenshot along with the caption "#NewProfilePic."

The incident began on August 24 when Brittany shared an Instagram video of herself putting on makeup to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Upgrade U. In the caption, she wrote, “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.”

Two days later, Cassadee Pope took to Twitter, writing, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead, here we are, hearing someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”

Morris replied to Pope’s tweet, adding, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”

Brittany addressed Pope and Morris on her Instagram story, sharing several frames responding to their comments directly.

"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 do protect their innocence. The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will want to be a cat,” she said, referring to her two children. “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.”

She added, “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!”

She also shared a message for "Maren," whom she referred to as "Karen Morris" before thanking her for calling her Barbie.

Brittany responded on August 31 with a ‘Barbie-inspired’ collection of new merchandise, captioning the picture with a statement about how her words have been taken out of context.

"Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week," she wrote. "Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it."

Money from the sales went to Operation Light Shine, which aims to shine a light of hope to help fight child exploitation and human trafficking.