Brittany Aldean is determined to emerge from a senseless controversy with her pride and convictions intact. Rather than giving up, she is doubling down and sending a message to those advocating gender reassignment surgeries and medications for children and youth.
As previously reported by RTM, the controversy began last week when Brittany innocently posted this caption to a video: “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.”
Brittany’s comment offended transgender advocates who, along with music artists Cassadee Pope, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd called Britany a “hater” and a “scumbag human.”
The vitriol prompted many to come to Brittany’s aid, including her country singer husband, Jason Aldean, and Fox News and Daily Wire contributor Candace Owens.
The viral war of words, which included accusations that Brittany is transphobic, prompted her to clarify her position on the matter.
The Daily Wire noted that Brittany clarified:
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.
“I will always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence. 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,” Brittany concluded. “Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tomboy phase without changing my gender. Until then, leave children alone!”
Since that post, Brittany had decided to add a second exclamation point to her statement by announcing she plans to introduce a Barbie-inspired children’s clothing line with shirts and sweatshirts carrying the phrase “Don’t Tread On Our Kids.”
In announcing the move on Instagram, Brittany wrote:
“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week. Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it.”
Brittany noted that a portion of sales would go to Operation Light Shine, which helps fight child exploitation and human trafficking.
The clothing line will be sold at the brittanyandkasi.com store as part of her “TOMBOY” collection.
“Don’t tread on me” is a patriotic phrase. The phrase first appeared on a flag flown in 1775 on an American warship. The phrase is credited to Christopher Gadsden, a soldier and politician from South Carolina, and became a rallying cry of patriots during the American Revolution.
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