In a brand new interview, the Grammy-winning nation and pop artist says she does not really feel “comfy” going as a result of a latest, very public back-and-forth change with Jason Aldean‘s spouse, Brittany, over gender-affirming look after transgender youth.
Morris’ most up-to-date album, Humble Quest, is nominated for Album of the 12 months in 2022, however Morris tells the Los Angeles Times that she’s on the fence about attending the awards ceremony in November, the place she’s prone to run into the Aldeans.
“Truthfully, I haven’t determined if I’m gonna go,” Morris states. “I’m very honored that my file is nominated. However I don’t know if I really feel [at] residence there proper now. So many individuals I like shall be in that room, and perhaps I’ll make a game-time resolution and go. However as of proper now, I don’t really feel comfy going.”
Morris’ public feud with Brittany Aldean started over feedback the social influencer posted throughout an Aug. 23 Instagram Reel that confirmed her placing on her make-up.
“I might actually prefer to thank my mother and father for not altering my gender once I went by way of my tomboy part,” Aldean wrote, including, “I like this girly life.”
Plenty of social media customers denounced these remarks as transphobic, together with Cassadee Pope, who responded to Aldean’s phrases not directly on-line. Morris then weighed in within the feedback under, referring to Aldean as “Rebellion Barbie” with out naming her.
Brittany Aldean later responded to Pope by way of Instagram Tales, writing about defending youngsters and equating gender-affirming care with “genital mutilation.” That led to Aldean granting Tucker Carlson an interview on Fox Information, throughout which he labeled Morris a “lunatic” and opined that he hoped she left nation music. Morris later shared a humorous screenshot that aired in the course of the section:
Morris turned to Twitter on Sept. 2 to disclose a brand new line of shirts that she was providing, with the proceeds slated to go to supporting transgender youth by way of the Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program. Every shirt options the caption, “Maren Morris: Lunatic Nation Music Particular person.” The shirts additionally embrace the telephone quantity for the Peer Help & Disaster Hotline for trans youth at 877-565-8860.
The next day, on Sept. 3, Morris revealed the brand new line of shirts had already raised $100,000.
Morris tells the Occasions she does not really feel notably upset on the notion of not attending the 2022 CMAs.
“I believe I used to be extra unhappy going final yr,” she shares. “Some nights are enjoyable. Others I’m simply crawling out of my pores and skin. I’m not good at these occasions as a result of I’m awkward. However this time I form of really feel peaceable on the notion of not going.”
The 2022 CMA Awards are set to air Nov. 9 on ABC. Nominees and performers are to be introduced within the coming weeks. Luke Bryan and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning are set to host the 2022 CMA Awards.