Maren Morris is placing her cash the place her mouth is in the case of supporting transgender youth. The nation singer has raised $100,000 in simply in the future, after announcing a new line of T-shirts on Friday (Sept. 2) to help the Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program.
Morris turned to Twitter late Friday to announce the discharge of a shirt that humorously reads, “Maren Morris: Lunatic Nation Music Individual.” Every T-shirt additionally consists of the telephone quantity for the Peer Help & Disaster Hotline for trans youth at 877-565-8860.
Two hours later, she up to date followers with the information that the shirts had already raised greater than $60,000.
She gave one other replace on Saturday (Sept. 3), after the cash handed the six-figure mark.
Morris launched the shirt simply over per week after an internet firestorm started over feedback Jason Aldean‘s spouse, influencer Brittany Aldean, posted throughout an Aug. 23 Instagram reel that confirmed her placing on her make-up.
“I would actually wish to thank my mother and father for not altering my gender after I went by my tomboy part,” she wrote, including, “I like this girly life.”
Many observers denounced these remarks as transphobic, together with Cassadee Pope, who responded to her phrases not directly through social media. Morris then weighed in within the feedback beneath, dubbing Aldean “Rebel Barbie” with out naming her.
Brittany Aldean then responded to Pope on Instagram Tales, writing about defending the innocence of kids and equating gender-affirming care with “gender mutilation.” That led to Aldean doing an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox Information, throughout which he labeled Morris a “lunatic.” Morris grabbed a screenshot that aired throughout the report, which impressed her new line of shirts:
GLAAD confirmed to People on Saturday that gross sales of Morris’ shirts had exceeded $100,000.
Jason Aldean’s longtime PR agency, the GreenRoom, parted ways with the singer in a public assertion on Thursday (Sept. 1), however didn’t specify Brittany Aldean’s remarks as the rationale for his or her resolution.
Brittany Aldean has maintained that her phrases have been “taken out of context” and “twisted,” and that she is just advocating for youngsters. She and Jason Aldean’s sister, Kasi, have launched a Barbie-themed shirt line of their very own that reads, “Do not Tread on Our Children.” Aldean introduced the proceeds would profit Operation Light Shine, a Nashville-based group that combats human trafficking and little one exploitation.
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