An array of country stars have slammed beauty influencer Brittany Aldean for making vile transphobic comments. On 24 August, the wife of country star Jason Aldean took to Instagram and uploaded a video showcasing one of her make-up looks alongside an anti-trans caption. “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,” she wrote. Unsurprisingly, Aldean’s statement was in relation to the ongoing debate regarding trans youth and gender-affirming.
While her video received praise from her conservative followers, various artists within the country music sphere didn’t take too kindly to the beauty influencer’s harmful statement. “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” Cassadee Pope wrote via Twitter. “But instead, here we are, hearing someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition.
Real nice.” LGBTQ+ artist Joy Oladokun echoed similar sentiments in her own statement on social media. “Waking up happy that my parents didn’t raise me to be as rude and nasty as [Brittany Aldean],” she wrote. “I would also like to say that LGBTQs have clearer skin without whatever she pushing.” Grammy winner Maren Morris also condemned Brittnay’s comments, writing: “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human?