After being insulted as a "lunatic country music person" by Tucker Carlson for her support of the transgender community, Maren Morris has used the snub to raise over $150,000 for GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans Lifeline.
It all traces back to an Instagram post made by Brittany Aldean, wife of country music performer Jason Aldean. In its caption, she wrote "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." Morris contributed to the resulting backlash, tweeting "It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human?
Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.” Read Next: Hear the first two singles from the Game of Thrones soundtrack Brittany Aldean doubled down on her remarks during an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, and on the same show Carlson referred to Morris as a "lunatic, some kind of fake country music singer." Morris responded soon after the show first by tweeting an image and chyron inspired by her mention on the show. #NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/2JHtpjBVN2— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 2, 2022 Hours later, Morris announced that she was selling a shirt inspired by the insult.