Talking out. Brittany Aldean responded to a fan who requested for her opinion on the 2023 CMT Awards, which featured host Kelsea Ballerini performing with drag queens to spite rising anti-trans laws in America.
“Simply over right here ready in your ideas on CMT Awards … 🙌,” a social media person commented on the 33-year-old American Idol alum’s Instagram account on Sunday, April 2.
“Didn’t watch ❤️,” Brittany — whose controversial feedback in regards to the transgender neighborhood sparked a extremely publicized feud with Maren Morris final yr — replied to the follower.
Ballerini, for her half, took to the stage at Sunday night time’s awards present in Austin, Texas, to carry out a rendition of her hit “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” alongside drag queens Kennedy Davenport, Manila Luzon, Jan Sport and Olivia Lux. The “Blindsided” artist, 29, who cohosted the occasion with Kane Brown for the third yr in a row, instructed Leisure Tonight, “I like efficiency and I like self-expression and I like inclusivity.” The quantity got here weeks after the introduction of Tennessee Senate Invoice 3 (a.okay.a the Tennessee drag ban), which might ban the general public “grownup cabaret efficiency” in entrance of kids.
Brittany — who shares son Memphis, 5, and daughter Navy, 4, with husband Jason Aldean — confronted backlash final yr after making feedback about “altering” gender that many slammed as transphobic.
“I’d actually prefer to thank my mother and father for not altering my gender after I went by way of my tomboy section. I like this girly life✌🏼,” the sweetness blogger wrote by way of Instagram in August 2022 whereas sharing a make-up tutorial with followers. The “If I Didn’t Love You” singer, who married Brittany in 2015, agreed along with his spouse. “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, trigger you and I wouldn’t have labored out 😂,” he responded.
After Cassadee Pope weighed in — “You’d suppose celebs with magnificence manufacturers would see the positives in together with LGBTQ+ individuals of their messaging,” she wrote by way of Twitter a number of days later — Morris, 32, agreed in her personal response, writing by way of social media that it was “really easy to, like, not be a scumbag human.”
After additional telling Brittany to “promote your clip-ins and zip it, Riot Barbie,” the attire proprietor started promoting T-shirts on her web site that learn, “Don’t tread on our children” in Barbie-style font.
Brittany’s controversial attire — which incorporates adult-sized tees that learn “Mamas Don’t Let Your Infants Develop As much as Be Liberals” and children’ shirts that say “Conspiracy Theorist in Coaching” — was shortly criticized on social media after the shooting at Nashville’s Covenant School final week.
“As we fly over Nashville tonight, all I can do is stare out of this airplane window at our devastated metropolis beneath. My thoughts is consumed with the ache and heartache impacting this whole metropolis. The victims. The children. The academics. The households. The varsity employees. The responding officers. There are not any phrases,” Brittany penned by way of Instagram within the aftermath of the school shooting, which killed three college students and three adults. “Now is just not the time for a political debate (on my web page). Lives have been misplaced. Hearts are without end damaged. Households are devastated. Let’s raise up these angels in prayer. Ask God to provide these households the energy to make it by way of the unimaginable days forward.”
As followers weighed in on the mass taking pictures within the feedback part, many disagreed with Brittany’s stance and felt that it was the time to debate politics — particularly gun management. One follower appeared to comment on the divisiveness of the singer’s conservative T-shirts.
“The divide is there whether or not I make shirts or not. I communicate on behalf of conservatives contemplating we’re all crucified for saying something,” Brittany replied. “Don’t come for me on my web page in regards to the ‘divide’ that’s so prevalent elsewhere. This submit is just not about politics. Please take that to a different house.”