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Maren Morris, who received a nomination for the CMA Awards, communicates her sensation of distress in going to the big occasion while she is in a quarrel with Jason Aldean’s significant other, Brittany, a conservative social media influencer.
Although her third studio album, Humble Quest, is nominated for album of the year, Morris seemed to have not yet decided to attend country music’s biggest night in an interview with the Los Angeles Times published Tuesday.
“I’m very honored that my record is nominated. But I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now,” she stated when asked about a possible encounter with the Aldeans. “So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go.”
But for now, “I don’t feel comfortable going,” said the country music artist.
“Some nights are fun. Others, I’m just crawling out of my skin. I’m not good at those events because I’m awkward. But this time, I kind of feel peaceful at the notion of not going.”
Morris and Aldean’s clash began after her Instagram makeup tutorial post in August, where the influencer drew attention for her transphobic comments.
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase,” she captioned. “I love this girly life.”
Morris tweeted about Brittany’s comments, saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
Morris vs. Aldean
Later, in September, Aldean guested on Tucker Carlson’s Tucker Carlson Tonight to deal with her transphobic comments once and for all. During her introduction by the host, Carlson referred to Morris as a “lunatic” and “fake country music singer.”
As a reply to the remarks, Morris made a t-shirt with “lunatic country music person” print on it. She also announced that the proceeds would be transferred to a non-profit, Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
“I don’t think I lost any fans over this,” Morris told the Times about the dispute.
“I’ve been very clear from the get-go. It sucks when artists stay quiet, stay quiet, stay quiet, and then they finally reach their breaking point and have to say something because something is so unjust and disgusting. And then they lose half their crowd because they stayed quiet.
“I try to tell my husband this, because he’s still building: Let people know where you stand. The ones who don’t get it will fall away, but the ones that stick with you will know what they’re contributing to.”
The CMA Awards will premiere on November 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC live from Nashville.