Maren Morris Embraces Being Called A ‘Lunatic’ By Tucker Carlson, Raises $100K For LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

Maren Morris is reclaiming the name “Lunatic.”

After Fox News’ Tucker Carlson described Maren as a “lunatic country music person” during her public, online feud with Jason Aldean‘s wife Brittany, Morris decided to reclaim the adjective.  

Maren Morris Embraces Being Called A ‘Lunatic’ By Tucker Carlson, Raises $100K For LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

On September 2, Maren announced on social media she would be selling T-shirts with the phrase printed on the front. She added that proceeds from sales of the black tees—which also feature the number of the Peer Support & Crisis Hotline for trans youth—will be split between GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans Lifeline. 

And in less than 24 hours, Maren revealed how her initiative helped raise a large amount of money for the organizations.

“Over $100K raised,” she shared on Twitter on September 3. “Have a great Labor Day weekend, lunatics.”

It all began on August 23 when Maren, 32, responded to Brittany Aldean’s Instagram Reel of herself applying makeup. Brittany included a caption that read, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”

Many were quick to believe the comments to be transphobic. Country singer Cassadee Pope also responded to her post on her Instagram Story and Twitter, writing:

“You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead, here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”

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Brittany—who shares two kids with Jason—quickly fired back, vowing to “always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence.”

She added, “Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly, that they’re willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren’t old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tomboy phase without changing my gender [sic]. Until then. Leave children alone!”

To which Maren chimed in, tweeting, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it.”

Maren Morris Embraces Being Called A 'Lunatic,' Raises $100K For LGBTQ+ Nonprofits
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In another post, she added, “Sucks when Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their ‘protectiveness of the children.”

A few days later, Brittany posted her thoughts on the exchange, alleging her words got twisted.

“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week,” she captioned an August 31 Instagram post, adding that she isn’t “getting twisted about the twisting of my words.”

The very next day Jason—who defended his wife on social media— was dropped by his publicity firm. 

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