Maren Morris turns Tucker Carlson’s jibe into trans assist

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Maren Morris has raised over $100,000 for the trans community. (Debra L Rothenberg/Wireimage)

Country singer Maren Morris has turned an insult from Fox News host Tucker Carlson into a $100,000 donation to trans charities.

The row began when Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean, posted a makeup transformation video on Instagram with the caption, “I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life🤎✌🏼”

She later took to her Instagram Stories to claim children were undergoing ‘genital mutilation’, according to Billboard.

The guidelines generally do not recommend gender-affirming genital surgeries for those under 18, and despite consistent anti-trans claims that such procedures take place, there is no evidence to support it.

Singer Cassadee Pope was among those who slammed Aldean, tweeting, “You’d think celebrities with cutie marks would see the benefits of including LGBTQ+ people in their posts. But instead, we hear someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Really nice.

Aldean sells a range of clip-in hair extensions, as well as a range of T-shirts with right-wing slogans such as “shamelessly conservative”, “Alexa, change the president” and “military life matters”.

Maren Morris responded to Pope, saying, “It’s so easy not to be a human scumbag? Sell your clips and zip them up, Barbie Insurrection.

Tucker Carlson then waded into Fox News, talking about Aldean’s “fight to protect children” and “his work to fight child exploitation.”

“No sane society would have a problem with words like that or even notice them, but in 2022 it’s a time when you’re led to believe that minors should be castrated by their parents” , said Carlson.

Carlson then called Morris “crazy” and a “fake country music singer”.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Morris, who won a Grammy and five-time Academy of Country Music Award, took the insult and turned it into a fundraising t-shirt.

Her “whimsical country music person” design, which includes the trans youth crisis and peer helpline phone number (877-565-8860), went on sale Sept. 2, the profits being divided betweenTransLifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program.

Over $63,000 was raised in just two hours, and later in the day Morris tweeted: “Over $100,000 raised. Have a great Labor Day weekend, maniacs.

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