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    Who Is Brittany Aldean? Why Did Her Transphobic Comment Spark A Controversy?

    Social media turned into a warzone as Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Aldean, made some controversial comments on her Instagram page. Jason is an American country singer who has been in the music industry since 1998 and made a breakthrough in 2005. His first wife was Jessica Aldean, with whom he was married for 13 years. However, he cheated on her with Brittany Kerr, a former American Idol contestant. The two married in 2015.

    A few days ago, the couple drew fire from some other artists and singers for making anti-LGBTQ comments on social media. Brittany, however, by the end of the day, still stood up by her opinions. What were her comments?

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    Brittany Aldean Thanks Her Parents For ‘Not Changing Her Gender’

    Brittany Aldean writes a transphobic caption on her Instagram video post
    Brittany Aldean writes a transphobic caption on her Instagram video post

    The wave of arguments began when Brittany posted a video of putting makeup on herself on her Instagram page. The caption of the video read, “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.”

    The irony of the video was that the background music was a song by Beyoncé, who herself is a big LGBTQ supporter and ally. The caption garnered a few positive comments, which confirmed that her caption was indeed a political take. Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump commented with two heart-eyed emojis. Meanwhile, right-wing beauty influencer Amanda Ensing, country singers RaeLyn and Whitney Duncan, and the wives of country singers Jon Pardi, Chuck Wicks, and Granger Smith, all commented their support for the caption. Her husband Jason Aldean also commented, “Lmao!! Im glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.” Since Brittany’s comment section was limited, many people who found her comment transphobic and anti-LGBTQ, took to other ways to critique it.

    Brittany Receives Backlash For Transphobic Comments

    Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope reply to Brittany Aldean's transphobia
    Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope reply to Brittany Aldean’s transphobia

    Cassadee Pope was the first one to publicly call out Brittany’s problematic caption The 32-year-old musician 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.”

    Joy Oladokun, a Black, gay Americana artist who released her album ‘Purple Haze’ a few months back, also added a selfie of hers as a response to Brittany. On it, she typed, “Waking up happy that my parents didn’t raise me to be as rude and nasty as @brittanyaldean.” In her tweet, she added, “I also would like to say the LGBTQs have clearer skin without whatever she pushin‘”.

    Maren Morris also commented on Pope’s tweet, showing her agreement with what Pope said. Her tweet didn’t go unnoticed as Aldean’s friend and a conservative activist, Candace Owens replied to her, tweeting, “It’s easier to not castrate your children. But I guess whatever helps sell bad records.”

    Oh my god, not you,” Morris replied to Owens. “My Grammy is positively sobbing right now. Also, why do y’all always go to ‘castration’ and ‘pedophiles’ to try and shut an argument down? It’s honestly concerning and worth looking into.” Owens responded back, “You sound like a 15-year-old girl on Tik-Tok. You are in your 30s. Grow up.”

    In another of her replies to Morris, she also said, “When you chop a penis off, it is the literal definition of castration… Also, I said groomers — not pedophiles. Got something else on your mind you want to share with the class, sicko?

    Another person to comment on the recent happenings and debates was Rhyan Hurd, Morris’ husband. He too took to Twitter and backed his wife, saying, “Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn’t something that is brave at all. And I’m proud of Maren for sticking up for them.”


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    Brittany Responds To Pope

    Brittany Aldean replies on Instagram following her transphobic comments
    Brittany Aldean on her Instagram stories

    Although Brittany doesn’t use Twitter, she still responded to Pope’s tweet. She shared a screenshot of Pope’s tweet on her Instagram story. One of the counterattacks Brittany made was, “Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils. Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly, that they’re willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren’t old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions.”

    Brittany also thanked Morris for calling her a Barbie while replying to her tweet.

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    Aliya Khan
    Aliya Khan
    Aliya Khan is currently an undergraduate English student. Growing up, she surrounded herself with all kinds of fiction she could possible get her hands on. Indeed, she loves all things literature and music! Writing is something that came out of all the reading, and today, she is looking to pursue it professionally. Oh, and she wouldn't miss a good zombie apocalyptic series to binge watch!

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