Maren Morris Spins Insult From Tucker Carlson in Support of Trans Youth


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Maren Morris performs on NBC’s Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Thursday, July 28, 2022, in New York.

Destiny Albrecht, Staff writer

Country singer Maren Morris made a great comeback after selling $100,000 worth in t-shirts displaying an insult directed at the artist.

She donated the funds to transgender causes, hoping to raise awareness around the world, especially on social media.

On Aug 30, fellow country music star’s wife Brittany Aldean posted a video on Instagram, captioning it with “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.”

American singer Cassadee Pope responded to the post, angry with the fact that some celebrities aren’t positive when it comes to transitioning. Morris thought similarly and supported the comment with her own, saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”

Aldean retaliated with a comparison of being transgender to one of her children dressing up as an animal. Many were angered by this opinion, insulted by the idea that the transgender community is just “playing dress-up.”

People around the world have trouble accepting the idea of someone being transgender, which is more common today than it used to be. Many, specifically the youth, are just experimenting to find who they really are or who they want to be. 

“Why say anything? It’s their right to choose. You don’t have to like it, you don’t have to want it for yourself, but you have to accept it,” senior Morgan Hanson said, “because everyone is different and has their own opinion.”

Just a few days later, Morris was insulted on television by Fox News host Tucker Carlson while catching up with Aldean about the recent social media post, using the phrase ‘lunatic country music person’ when referring to the artist.

Morris then took that quote and put it on a t-shirt, along with the Trans Lifeline phone number, selling countless over the past couple of days. She ended up raising $100,000 to support transgender organizations and media programs.

Many appreciated the support and comfort of having celebrities out there willing to speak up and support an organization that doesn’t get enough help as it is. There are people all around the world who have started the transition or have already completed the process, so it’s important that the community accepts them for who they want to be.

“I just think people should support one another or just keep their opinions to themselves,” senior Alayna Ahlers said. “Like how you used to be told ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it at all.’”

How come full grown adults have to take a leap back into kindergarten and review what it means to be mindful of others? Is it really that hard for people to just accept the fact that all humans are not the same and are allowed to challenge the norms?

“I wish people were more welcoming in the world,” senior Tehani Johnson shared, “we need more of that in order to be a good, respectful community.”