Even the great orators misspeak occasionally. Former President Barack Obama, arguably one of the more eloquent and powerful speakers, once said at a campaign stop: “I’ve now been in 57 states. I think one left to go.” The misspeak was quickly forgotten. But the days of grace now seem to be gone — even for those who don’t misspeak. Brittany Aldean, wife of country singer Jason Aldean, is mired in controversy and knows this all too well.
Last week 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.”
It was not long before the politically correct, woke and transgender police were alerted to the heinous crime and quickly branded Brittany a transphobic “hater.”
Jason tried to lighten things up with a little humor, joking: “Lmao!! Im glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out,” along with the cry laughing emoji.
Jason’s support and attempt at levity notwithstanding, the social media world erupted with a chorus of less than courteous statements about Brittany Aldean.
The Daily Wire reported how Cassadee Pope lashed out with her opinion:
“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.”
Country singer Maren Morris agreed with Pope, saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
Country star Ryan Hurd shared:
“Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn’t something that is brave at all. And I’m proud of Maren for sticking up for them. Badge of honor to have CO engage in completely normal discourse, too. Shut up and sing only applies to those who you disagree with.”
The controversy grew over the weekend as notables, including Fox News and Daily Wire contributor Candance Owens, jumped in to support Brittany.
There were many supportive comments, including one from her husband Jason, who wrote, “MY Barbie!!”
Jason’s comment appears to reference country singer Maren Morris calling Brittany an “Insurrection Barbie.”
The Daily Wire noted that “Brittany faced a lot of hate following her [“tomboy”] statement.” But as the transgender community accused her of being transphobic, Brittany decided to share her opinion on the matter:
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils.”
Brittany continued: “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!”
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