Country music star Maren Morris has raised more than $100,000 for transgender causes after speaking out for trans rights and being blasted for doing so.Morris is selling T-shirts bearing the words “Lunatic Country Music Person” and the phone number for Trans Lifeline, with proceeds being divided between the lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
Morris was called a “lunatic country music person” by Fox News host Tucker Carlson after she responded to anti-trans comments from Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean.
Brittany Aldean had posted August 23 on Instagram, “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 got blowback, with singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope pointing out that having a “tomboy phase” and seeking to transition are hardly the same thing. “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” Pope tweeted. “But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition.