Maren Morris might not attend the CMA Awards after social media dispute with Jason Aldean’s spouse

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times printed Tuesday, Morris mentioned her current dispute with Brittany and Jason Aldean over feedback they made on Instagram about younger folks receiving gender-affirming care that Morris criticized as transphobic.

“I’m very honored that my report is nominated,” Morris stated of her CMA nomination. “But I do not know if I really feel [at] house there proper now. So many individuals I really like will probably be in that room, and possibly I’ll make a game-time determination and go. But as of proper now, I do not really feel snug going.”

Morris described feeling a necessity to face in opposition to bigotry within the nation music group.

“I hate feeling like I should be the corridor monitor of treating folks like human beings in nation music,” Morris informed the publication. “It’s exhausting. But there is a very insidious tradition of individuals feeling very snug being transphobic and homophobic and racist, and that they’ll wrap it in a joke and nobody will ever name them out for it. It simply turns into regular for folks to behave like that.”

Morris has lately come below hearth by some conservatives for talking out in opposition to transphobia, with Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling her a “lunatic nation music individual.”

The singer has since partnered with the LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD and Trans Lifeline to launch a shirt emblazoned with the phrase to lift cash for organizations supporting transgender youth. The effort has raised greater than $150,000 to date.

She additionally plans to proceed to talk her thoughts.

“I do not assume I misplaced any followers over this,” Morris stated. “I’ve been very clear from the get-go. It sucks when artists keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet, after which they lastly attain their breaking level and must say one thing as a result of one thing is so unjust or disgusting. And then they lose half their crowd as a result of they stayed quiet. I attempt to inform my husband this, as a result of he is nonetheless constructing [his own music career]: Let folks know the place you stand. The ones who do not get it should fall away, however the ones that stick to you’ll know what they’re contributing to.”

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