Maren Morris, the talented country star, has a witty response to Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox News. In a recent interview with Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, Carlson called Morris a “lunatic” and a “fake country music singer” for her feud with Brittany. Instead of getting upset, Morris decided to have some fun with it.
She posted a screenshot of the headline from Carlson’s interview on her social media profile, captioning it “#NewProfilePic.” The caption was accompanied by laughing emojis from fellow celebrities Chrissy Teigen and Cassadee Pope, who were also involved in the online spat. It’s clear that Morris didn’t take Carlson’s comments to heart and instead chose to find humor in the situation.
So what exactly started this feud? On August 23, Brittany Aldean posted a makeup video with a controversial caption. She thanked her parents for not changing her gender during her “tomboy phase” and expressed her love for her feminine lifestyle. These remarks were seen as transphobic by many.
In response to the backlash, Brittany shared her thoughts on transgender youth and their rights to gender-affirming care via Instagram Stories. She argued against advocating for what she called “gender affirming care,” believing that it amounts to “genital mutilation” of children.
Brittany claimed that some parents are too focused on societal acceptance and are willing to make life-altering decisions for their young children without considering the long-term consequences. She expressed gratitude that her parents allowed her to explore her tomboy phase without pressuring her to change her gender.
Naturally, these comments drew criticism from Morris, Pope, and others in the country music community. Pope took to Twitter to point out the importance of inclusivity and called out those who compared a “tomboy phase” to someone’s desire to transition. Morris joined in, emphasizing that it’s not difficult to treat people with respect and avoid being a “scumbag human.”
Brittany, however, claimed that her words were taken out of context. When she appeared on Carlson’s show, she reiterated that she is simply advocating for children’s well-being. She believes that children should not be allowed to make life-changing decisions about their gender at a young age, as they lack the maturity to fully understand the consequences.
She highlighted that there are age restrictions for activities like smoking, driving, and military service, and questioned why people think that gender identity should be an exception.
To provide more information on transgender issues, it’s important to note that being transgender means that a person’s gender identity does not match the sex assigned to them at birth. It is crucial to understand that gender identity is not the same as gender expression.
Pre-pubertal transgender children can embark on a social transition, which may include changes like adopting a new name and pronouns or adjusting their style to align with their true identity. Legal changes to identification documents are also possible.
It’s important to note that medical guidelines generally recommend against puberty blockers or hormone treatments until a child reaches puberty, and they do not advise gender-affirming surgeries before the age of 18.