Maren Morris may not attend CMA Awards after social media row with Jason Aldean’s wife

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Tuesday, Morris discussed his recent row with Brittany and Jason Aldean over comments they made on Instagram about young people receiving gender-affirming care that Morris criticized. as transphobic.

“I’m very honored to have my record nominated,” Morris said of her CMA nomination. “But I don’t know if I feel [at] at home there right now. So many people I love will be in this room, and maybe I’ll make a decision at game time and leave. But at the moment, I don’t feel comfortable going.”

Morris described the need to oppose bigotry in the country music community.

“I hate feeling like I need to be the room controller to treat people like human beings in country music,” Morris told the publication. “It’s exhausting. But there’s a very insidious culture of people who feel very comfortable being transphobic, homophobic and racist, and they can wrap that in a joke and no one will ever call them out for it. that. It just becomes normal for people to behave like that.”

Morris has recently come under fire from some conservatives for speaking out against transphobia, with Fox News host Tucker Carlson calling her “country music crazy.”

The singer has since teamed up with LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD and Trans Lifeline to release a shirt emblazoned with the phrase to raise money for organizations supporting transgender youth. The effort has raised over $150,000 so far.

She also plans to continue speaking her mind.

“I don’t think I lost any fans because of that,” Morris said. “I’ve been very clear from the start. It sucks when artists stay quiet, stay quiet, stay quiet, and then they finally reach their breaking point and have to say something because something is so unfair or disgusting. And then they lose half their crowd because they stayed silent I try to tell my husband because he is still building [his own music career]: Let people know where you stand. Those who don’t get it will fall, but those who stick with you will know what they’re contributing to.”