Maren Morris and Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany’s online feud gets messy

Trigger Warning: The following article contains language and allegations of transphobia.

In case you missed it – Earlier this week, Brittany Aldean, wife of country music singer Jason Aldean, took to Instagram to share a short makeup reveal video. While social media fans are used to Brittany’s stunning looks, her caption made some followers do a double take. “I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I was going through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life,” she wrote alongside her post. While some fans praised the comments – which many considered transphobic – others chastised Brittany for spreading vitriol.

After country singer Cassadee Pope caught wind of Brittany’s comments, she didn’t hesitate to slam the former Charlotte Bobcats cheerleader on Twitter. “One would think celebs with beauty brands would see the positive aspects of including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” Pope wrote. “But instead we’re here hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone who’s looking to switch. Really nice.” It didn’t take long for singer-songwriter Maren Morris to get in touch, and she didn’t mince words when responding to Brittany’s transphobic comments.

Maren Morris wasn’t here because of Brittany’s comments

Maren Morris’ reaction to Brittany Aldean’s comments can be summed up in two words: direct and scathing. In direct response to Cassadee Pope’s tweet, the country singer called Aldean a “scumbag” and suggested that she should sell her clip-ins and shut up. What’s more — the Grammy-winning actress had followers who did double take when she called Aldean “Insurrection Barbie.”

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Of course that wasn’t the end of it. Morris’ comments sparked a chaotic back-and-forth between the singer and Aldean’s friend, political commentator Candace Owens. “It’s easier not to spay your children. But I guess whatever helps sell bad records,” Owens wrote. Morris, unharmed by the trifle, immediately fired back: “Oh my god, not you. My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. Besides, why do you keep going to ‘castration’ and ‘pedophiles’ to try and settle an argument down?”

Eventually Aldean jumped straight back into it. According to People, the beauty blogger posted an ugly response to Pope’s tweet on her Instagram Story, writing, “Advocating child genital mutilation under the guise of love and labeling it ‘gender-affirming nursing’ is one of the worst evils.” She added : “Parents want so much to be accepted by society that they are ready [sic] making life-changing decisions for their children who are not yet old enough to fully understand the consequences of those actions.”

What did their husbands have to say about the drama?

There’s no doubt that the social media dust between Brittany Aldean and Maren Morris left us in awe, and it wasn’t long before their husbands got involved in the matter too. “A lot of people tell me our career is over, like the last time she spoke about something is gone. Honestly, we’re pretty okay here. Tours are good, we have a 2-year-old that we love, we’re ‘ damn good, and I promise she won’t shut up now,” Ryan Hurd – who married Maren Morris in 2018 – explained on Twitter.

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Hurd, who is also a country singer, said he is proud of his wife and shares her beliefs. He ended his message by reaffirming his support for his wife and throwing a subtle shade at the Aldeans: “Scoring quick points by getting involved with trans kids isn’t brave at all. And I’m proud of Maren for standing up for you.”

Per Us Weekly, Jason Aldean remained relatively withdrawn, only responding when Morris called his wife “riot Barbie,” to which he quipped “MY Barbie.”

Other stars offered their support to Maren Morris

Aside from their husbands, a number of other famous faces have taken part in the drama, including singer Brandi Carlile and author and activist Jonathan Van Ness. “Bravo @MarenMorris…it’s when you selflessly carry another’s burden, you actually reflect the love of God. Way to not tolerate obnoxious behavior,” the “Joke” singer wrote on Twitter. “It’s tough … but good to see this hidden divide in country music being uncovered — let your little light shine,” Carlile continued, leaving little doubt as to which side she had chosen.

Van Ness also praised Morris for his support of the transgender community, writing, “Love seeing allies [heart] & to be clear, intersex children, who make up at least 2% of all children, are subjected to female genital mutilation on a daily basis to enforce cisgender norms.” He later called on Brittany Aldean and those who supported her to share the truth in one beautify follow-up tweet. “While we’re at it. Young transgender people under the age of 18 almost never undergo gender-affirming surgery. If they do & is a huge if – it is done with parental consent & many doctors. Hormone blockers & hormone blockers are reversible. let’s stop this transphobic nonsense.”

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