Country Singer Maren Morris Raises $100,000 For Transgender Organisations

After Fox News host Tucker Carlson called her a 'lunatic country music person', Morris decided to create T-shirts with this slogan along with a helpline number for transgender folks.

Cover Image Source: Maren Morris attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Another great day for the LGBTQ+ community as Maren Morris releases merchandise that raised over $100k, all proceeds of which will go to Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program. This development took place after Tucker Carlson called Morris a ‘lunatic country music person.’ In response to that Morris took to Twitter to share a T-shirt design that featured her name, then ‘lunatic country music person’ and then a helpline number that people could call, BuzzFeed News reported. 

While this all seems like something that happened in a whirlwind, here is an explanation. Recently, Brittany Aldean, fashion entrepreneur and wife of country music giant Jason Aldean shared a makeup video on Instagram where the caption read, “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🤎✌🏼” Following which, she received backlash from many people including country singer Cassadee Pope, who tweeted, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.” Aldean decided to reaffirm what she said and wrote, “advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the guise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.” 


To which, Morris replied, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.” While Tucker Carlson did do a news sequence on this, writer Candace Owens took directly to Twitter and commented on Pope’s tweet, she wrote, “It’s easier to not castrate your children./ But I guess whatever helps sell bad records.” On Carlson’s show, Aldean showed up wearing a Barbie-inspired shirt that read “Don’t Tread On Our Kids.” Their discussion revolved around the fact that children shouldn’t be allowed to go through life-altering surgeries that they dubbed ‘castrations’ during the show. Following this, Carlson called her a ‘lunatic country music person,’ in an attempt to delegitimize her argument. 


Deciding to not respond with anything hateful, Morris posted a picture of the black t-shirt with white print to raise awareness and funds for transgender youth. The T-shirts have currently raised over $100,000 and are continuing to do so. People have also started supporting Morris after this effort to raise funds. A user, @coley0921 wrote, “You’re amazing and our community is SO thankful for you and representing how decent and accepting country music can be. Thank you for being such a powerful ally 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️💕” While another one mentioned how they didn’t enjoy the music but were happy of such an effort, the user @Bishop_512 wrote, “I’m not a country music fan in general, but I am a fan of yours because of your courage and compassion. Keep up the good work.”


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