It all began when Brittany Aldean posted a makeup video to Instagram with seemingly transphobic comments, to which Morris clapped back to. The feud has spiraled so much so that Maren Morris may not attend the CMA Awards because of it.
Maren Morris Does Not Feel Comfortable Attending CMA Awards
Despite Morris having her third studio album “Humble Quest” be nominated for Album of the Year, the 32-year-old country music singer may not attend the CMA Awards.
“I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now,” Morris told the Los Angeles Times in reference to the possibility of running into the Aldeans. “So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go.”
“I don’t feel comfortable going,” the country star said. “Some nights are fun. Others I’m just crawling out of my skin. I’m not good at those events because I’m awkward. But this time I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”
Morris did say she has not made up her mind completely yet, and there is still a possibility she may attend the CMA Awards, but right now it looks as though the feud between Morris and Aldean is too much to deal with when it is supposed to be a happy and celebratory awards ceremony.
The Feud Between Maren Morris and Brittany Aldean
The country music world was erupted with drama when Brittany Aldean posted a makeup video to Instagram with the caption, “”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.”
Maren Morris took the caption offensively and decided to respond to the post, saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
The feud continued between the two into early September when Aldean appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” While on the show, she was ready to address multiple comments that came across as transphobic since her initial post. While introducing the influencer, Carlson took a shot at Morris, calling her a “lunatic” and a “fake country music singer.”
Morris did not let this slide. In fact, she decided to go as far as releasing a new T-shirt design that uses the phrase “lunatic country music person” to stand up to both Aldean and Carlson.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 2, 2022
“The Voice” alum Cassadee Pope seemed to side with Morris as she 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.”
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.
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) August 26, 2022
Both Jason Aldean, Brittney’s husband, and Ryan Hurd, Maren’s husband, have spoken out, siding with their significant others. Other celebrities like Candace Owens, Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell have also taken sides.