Maren Morris apologized to RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants for the way country music has treated the LGBTQ+ community.
Morris, 32, an acclaimed country singer and outspoken supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, fought back tears as she thanked attendees for making her feel like a “bold voice” in her genre.
“Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry and love you for making me feel like a brave voice in country music,” Maren told the contestants when she spoke to them after the episode on Untucked.
‘I just want to say I’m sorry’: Maren Morris apologized to RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants for country music’s treatment of members of the LGBTQ+ community
“So thank you guys so much… for inspiring me, I’m gonna cry, I have to go!” Maren, who guest-hosted the episode, added.
Maren was praised as an “ally” by attendees as they thanked her for her kind words.
“Just being here shows you’re an ally,” said one attendee.
“Also just want to say because you are a country girl your endorsement of my doll meant everything to me! That gave me a great feeling!’ gushed a touched candidate.
Emotional: Morris held back tears as she spoke to the contestants, thanking them for making her feel like a “brave voice” in her genre
Pleased! Maren was praised as an “ally” by attendees as they thanked her for her kind words
In a confessional, one of the competitors praised Maren for showing her support despite working in an industry where artists tend to be reluctant to do so.
“I love hearing Maren tell her story because often country artists can’t really express their more progressive ideals. Just being here shows she’s crushed and ready to roll with the LGBT,” one contestant said in a confessional.
The moment was shared by both the show and Marren and was captioned ‘We love an ally! So grateful that @marenmorris stopped by #Untucked to support our Queens with this heartfelt #DragRace message.
Maren has been an outspoken supporter of the LGTBQ+ community for years and was embroiled in a massive feud with Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany last year after Brittany allegedly made transphobic comments on Instagram.
To be honest, “So thank you guys so much… for inspiring me, I’m gonna cry, I have to go!” Maren, who guest-hosted the episode, added
In a getting ready video, the conservative activist wrote: “I really want to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I was going through my tomboy phase. I love this girl life.”
Both Maren and singer Cassadee Pope called out Brittany for her comments, with Cassadee tweeting, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead, here we hear someone comparing their “tomboy phase” to someone wishing to transition. Really nice.’
Maren echoed her own: “It’s so easy not to be a scumbag? Sell your clip-ins and wrap it up, Insurrection Barbie.’
Touched: “Also just want to say because you’re a country girl your endorsement of my doll meant everything to me! That gave me a great feeling!’ gushed one candidate
“She’s down and can roll with LGBT”: In a confessional, one of the competitors praised Maren for showing her support despite working in an industry where artists tend to be reluctant to do so
The curator of XO Britt then doubled down on her Instagram Stories, tagging Say It First singer Pope.
First, she shared a small portion of the Twitter comments, as well as her own sarcastic comment on Pope, purposely calling her “Karen” and thanking her for “calling me Barbie.”
Morris’ husband, Ryan Hurd, also tweeted that “earning quick points by dating trans kids isn’t brave at all.”
The verdict stands! The country singer appeared as a guest judge on the episode
He continued, “I’m proud of Maren for standing up for her. Badge of honor that CO also has normal conversations. Shut up and sing only for those you disagree with.’
Brittany then shared her own thoughts, which included a slide comparing so-called “gender-affirming care” to female genital mutilation, writing, “Some parents want so much to be accepted by society that they’re willing to make life-changing decisions for their children.” ‘who are not yet old enough to fully understand the consequences of their actions.’
Another questioned whether children under 18 should have the choice of taking puberty blockers or undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
Controversy: Last year, Maren was embroiled in a massive feud with Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany Aldean after Brittany allegedly made transphobic comments on Instagram; pictured November 2022
Puberty blockers have often been described as “reversible,” but scientists say their side effects are understudied.
They have been found to cause symptoms such as brain swelling and loss of bone density in some patients, and can also cause irreversible symptoms such as sterility and loss of the ability to have an orgasm.
Maren responded to some of the comments with her own video on Instagram Stories, explaining, “You were so sweet and supportive of me and Cassadee today. I’d say, like, we can handle this shit, we’ve been dealing with idiots for years, you know, telling us insanely stupid stuff, but like, I’d say, look after your trans friends, look after your gay friends , anyone who cares is into country music and had to look at these cops today and feel subhuman.
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