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In a recent conversation with the LA Times, Jason Aldean was asked about the social media feud between his wife, Brittany Aldean, and Maren Morris in August of last year. Aldean responded that the conflict is “so far off his radar” now and added that he has never spent much time talking to Morris.
“I don’t really have an opinion about her. The only thing I knew was that she was coming after my wife in the media.”
In the summer of 2022, Maren Morris slammed Brittany after she posted a makeup video to Instagram and in the caption thanked her parents for not “changing her gender” when she went through her “tomboy phase.”
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Morris considered these comments to be transphobic and responded with a tweet saying: “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” using a nickname that suggests a connection between Aldean and the January 2021 riot at the Capitol.
These comments launched into a social media feud involving additional social media posts from each party defending their stance.
Now, long after the dust has settled, Jason Aldean shared that even though he was aware of Morris’s political stance, the altercation struck him as odd:
“Obviously, her and I are on completely different ends of the spectrum as far as our beliefs. But I don’t know her at all, truly. That’s what was so weird for me: This chick’s coming after us, and I’ve never even talked to her before. Yet she claimed to know so much about me and my wife somehow.”
Maren Morris announced her departure from country music in September, expressing that she’s felt “very distanced” from the country music industry and what she considers the politics that the genre represents. She added that she made the decision to remove herself from “a lot of the drama within the community,” instead focusing on her music. “I’m trying to mature here and realize I can just walk away from the parts of this that no longer make me happy.”