Country singer Maren Morris has raised over $100,000 for transgender organizations mere days after being insulted by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, who referrered to her as a “lunatic country music person.”
Carlson attacked Morris after bringing up remarks she made about country singer Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany Kerr Aldean, who made a transphobic remark about gender-affirming care for transgender children.
Shortly after being insulted by Carlson, Morris chose to flip the script, announcing via her official Twitter account that she would raise money by selling T-shirts with Carlson’s quote on the front, alongside the Peer Support and Crisis Hotline for transgender youth and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program.
In a follow-up tweet just in time for the Labor Day weekend, Morris confirmed that she had raised over $100,000 for the transgender advocacy organizations.
She has also demonstrated that she has quite the sense of humor about her clash with Carlson, suggesting that she would make a screenshot from Carlson's broadcast in which the chyron identifies her as a "lunatic country music person" her new profile pic.
Many have praised Morris for her advocacy and thanked her for being an ally.
Late last month, Brittany Kerr Aldean sparked outrage after she said she would "really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase." Her remarks proved so contentious that her husband's longtime PR firm dropped him.
The firm, The Green Room, declined to specify why it had dropped Aldean. A representative for the firm did not respond to a request for comment.
However, Tyne Parrish, the co-owner of The Green Room, toldBillboard in a statement that the firm "had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason," saying that music has always been the firm's "core focus."