Maren Morris calls out country singers’ wives for supporting the terrorists
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Maren Morris didn’t used to be on my radar as an artist. However, since she’s speaking out more about her struggles as a new mom and her beliefs, I’m very impressed with what she has to say. Maren not only supported BLM and dreamers in her song Better Than We Found It, she used her acceptance speech at the Country Music Awards to acknowledge the contribution of Black women to country music and those who have inspired her. In the wake of the terrible events at the Capitol, Maren, like so many others, tweeted her devastation. And when fellow country artist Mickey Guyton also tweeted out her disgust, Maren replied to Mickey by calling out “some singer’s (sic) wives” for supporting the terrorists who attacked the Capitol. It didn’t take Mickey, or anyone else, very long to figure out Maren was pointing her finger at Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean, and Brittney Kelley, wife of country artist Brian Kelley.
Maren Morris is disturbed by the shocking images of the attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol last week.
In a series of tweets — and replies with fellow country star Mickey Guyton — on Wednesday, the singer expressed her discontent regarding the violent actions in Washington, D.C. Both Morris, 30, and Guyton, 37, also expressed their anger over some fellow country singers’ wives’ comments the day of the attacks.
“Today is gonna be hard to shake. Something my WW2 fighting Paw-Paw never told me about, something my parents never had to go through… thinking about how I will tell my son about this one day,” Morris tweeted, referring to her 9-month-old baby Hayes Andrew.
“I am completely disgusted. Are these boys still backing the blue? Asking for a friend,” added Guyton in a tweet, referring to the insurrectionists and supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol.
Morris then replied, “And how do some singer’s [sic] wives conveniently not know the difference between marching for racial injustice and Nazis breaching our Capitol because their guy didn’t win? 🙄”
“I know exactly who you’re talking about,” replied Guyton with a GIF of Megan Thee Stallion.
Morris and Guyton appeared to be referring to Brittany Aldean and Brittney Kelley (wives of Jason Aldean and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, respectively). Aldean has expressed her support for Trump, questioned the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer and criticized the contextualization of Wednesday’s riot. Kelley, 30, has not supported a candidate by name, though her husband previously told a fan that he did not vote for President-Elect Joe Biden.
Aldean, 32, later complained about being “silenced” after one of her posts — falsely detailing the presence of Antifa during the attempted coup — was deleted on Instagram.
(Aldean’s post referred to a baseless conspiracy theory.)
“It’s getting so ridiculous the filters you put on everyone that’s against your narrative,” she said on her Instagram Story Thursday, adding Sunday, “Everything I say gets blown up and made into a ‘story.’ Apparently freedom of speech doesn’t apply to everyone and that’s the issue I have. I have AMAZING conversations with my liberal friends and we can agree to disagree. It’s the people that aren’t willing to hear you that chap my ass.”
[From People via Just Jared]
“Brittany” is Country for “Karen.” And isn’t it cute that Brittany spells her name with an “A” like “Aldean” and Brittney has an “E” like the extra “E” in “Kelley” so we can tell them apart. To further her point to Mickey, Maren posted a shot from Brittany’s IG with some conspiracy theories showing just how vacuous Brittany is:
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) January 7, 2021
And many a Maren Morris fan was made that day… Seriously, folks were thanking Maren and Mickey for putting this on their radar. I wouldn’t have known about the Britts’ BS if they hadn’t called them out either since I don’t follow much country music gossip. I’m fine with people who openly supported the insurrection being named. Shame may be the only punishment we get for now.
If you are wondering what Brittney with an E did, she was posting crap like this during the attack. This is from a woman who lists herself as a ‘mental health enthusiast’. So yeah, screw both Britts. As for Maren and Mickey, I’d love it if this is the new image of country music. I know the reputation it’s held for years and probably for good reason. But if 2020 showed us anything it’s that the South is a much more layered place than those outside it know and it’s time to listen to all the voices speaking out from there. Let’s move the Britts to the back and give Maren, Mickey, Her Ladyship Dolly Parton and their kind the microphone for a while.
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