Maren Morris’ Fiercest Social Media Clapbacks: Brittany Aldean Feud, More
Unapologetically standing up for what’s right! Maren Morris was honored to be recognized at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards — and couldn’t resist a subtle dig at her feud with Tucker Carlson.
“Fine, maybe I felt a little badass taking Tucker Carlson’s calling me a lunatic for standing up to transphobia, turning it into a tee-shirt and raising $150,000 for LGBTQ+ charities, yeah,” the “Bones” songstress, 33, quipped during the Saturday, May 13, awards ceremony. “That made me feel a little cool, but I don’t want to gloat. I would never insult the recently unemployed.”
Morris had gotten into a heated social media feud with Brittany Aldean, the wife of country artist Jason Aldean, for her seemingly transphobic comments in August 2022.
“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, 33, wrote via Instagram at the time, comparing her childhood “tomboy” behaviors to that of someone transitioning.
The blogger soon sparked backlash from the likes of Cassadee Pope, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and the “Tall Guys” singer.
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” Morris tweeted at the time, referring to the boutique owner’s blonde locks and the January 6 riot at the Capitol following the 2020 presidential election.
Brittany and the Texas native continued exchanging barbs on social media, while backing their own positions. After the YouTube personality — who has since launched a line of conservative merch representing her opinions — went on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight to address the drama, the broadcaster took her side. Carlson, 53, who was abruptly let go from the network in April, even identified Morris as a “lunatic country music person” instead of mentioning her name.
The “Middle” musician later reclaimed the dig, selling official merchandise with the words “Lunatic Country Music Person” emblazoned on it. She donated all proceeds to the Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program, raising more than $150,000 in less than one week.
Morris’ frequent allyship for the LGBTQ+ community helped her earn the Excellence in Media Award at Saturday’s ceremony, which she attended alongside her husband, Ryan Hurd. The “My Crush” artist — who shares son Hayes, 3, with her spouse — is the first country music artist to receive the trophy.
“Standing here being honored by GLAAD this evening doesn’t feel quite real or deserving to me yet,” she tearfully said in her speech. “Coming from Arlington, Texas, to Nashville, Tennessee, 10 years ago, my only end goal at the time … was to make my songwriting dreams come true. I had no clue it would eventually lead me to such beautiful, inclusive heights like this one tonight.”
She continued: “I first felt the acceptance of this community in my junior high school drama class. … During the school week, my queer friends were a safe space where I would go to theater class, and that entire period, we would laugh till our sides hurt, find our footing and freedom together completely unjudged. It was through their bold humor and compassion that I truly figured myself out in those formative years.”
While Morris is proud of “proving my junior high naysayers wrong” who’d make fun of her for her singing, she is frequently motivated by the courage of her friends in the queer community.
“I have also heard countless times over the years that I’m one of the brave voices in country music. But that is not true. I’m not brave, stubborn to the point of delusional, yes, but not brave,” she added during the ceremony. “Making the right decision shouldn’t take bravery or courage. It shouldn’t take heroic efforts to want basic equal rights for everybody. I’m a straight, white woman, I’m fine but leaving your house knowing you could face violence just for being who you are, risking your life just by walking down the street that is bravery.”
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She concluded: “I want my fellow country music artists, and artists in general, to understand that inclusivity is not only the right thing but it’s good for business. You open yourself up [and] your sound to a much larger audience even if you lose some along the way. The crowds at my shows are a sea of diversity from race, identity, to age, it is a loving safe space for my band, my crew, venue staff and most notably, my fans. This community stood up for me and made me feel safe when I felt alone, and I will never be able to repay you, but I hope I get to spend the rest of my life and career settling up.”
By: Miranda Siwak
Title: Maren Morris: I ‘Felt a Little Badass’ Standing Up to Tucker Carlson’s Digs
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Published Date: Sun, 14 May 2023 14:51:37 +0000
It didn’t work for the Oscars. But the Globes aren’t the Oscars.
Title: Did the Golden Globes Finally Figure Out How to Award Best Popular Film?
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Published Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 19:43:09 +0000
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Missing for decades, the first-ever Oscar won by a Black actor, Gone With the Wind's Hattie McDaniel, will be replaced. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will donate the replica award to Howard University. Deadline reports that the award will be donated to the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at the University. McDaniel won the original award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance as Mammy in 1939's Gone with the Wind.
By: Rob London
Title: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Star Hattie McDaniel’s Missing Oscar to Be Replaced
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Published Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 20:25:43 GMT
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NFL MVP Odds: Tua Tagovailoa Is Now The Outright Leader Over Patrick Mahomes – originally posted on Sportslens.com
For the second time in three weeks, the Miami Dolphins put on a historic offensive showing on Sunday. They scored the 3rd most points in NFL history against the Broncos, even forfeiting a chance at breaking the record of 73. It was a well-rounded effort that thrived in both the rushing and passing attacks, and it has quarterback Tua Tagovailoa all by himself when it comes to the favorite to win the NFL’s MVP award.
Tua is on pace for:
5,600 passing yards
MVP. #FinsUp pic.twitter.com/Of98mwvs3M
— 𝙁𝙞𝙣𝙨 (@FinsPhanatics) September 25, 2023
The award was Patrick Mahomes’ to lose. The Chiefs quarterback is the reigning MVP of the NFL, and he entered the season with the shortest odds to repeat (+600). He was the outright favorite, but trailing close behind were guys like Josh Allen and Joe Burrow. Mahomes and the Chiefs got out to a rough start in Week 1, as did the other MVP candidates.
But not Tagovailoa. His 466 yard, 3 touchdown performance vaulted him to the top of the leader board, where he took a share of the lead with Mahomes at +650 going into Week 2. Tua’s performance against the Patriots in the second game was solid enough to keep him near the top, but the top of the leaderboard was cluttered heading into Week 3.
The clutter is gone. Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to their historic 70 point day, completing 89% of his passes en route to 309 yards and 4 touchdown passes. He achieved those numbers in just three quarters of play, and the oddsmakers at the sports books have taken notice.
Tua Tagovailoa ranks this season
Wins 3 t-1st
Pass Rating 121.9 1st
TD/att. 7.9% 1st
Yards/att. 10.1 1st
Yards/comp. 14.2 1st
he’s doing it again, you guys pic.twitter.com/9RscVnwqDu
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) September 25, 2023
As of Monday morning, Tagovailoa was listed as the heavy favorite to win the NFL MVP award, coming in at +400, the shortest of any MVP odds so far this season. Mahomes was listed at +700 at the time of writing, though that number is subject to heavy change. The public will believe that Mahomes will eventually win the MVP award until it is firmly taken out of his grasp, and the more that they bet on him with longer odds, the more his number will come down.
Will it last? Tagovailoa and the Dolphins will face their biggest test of the young season this coming Sunday, as they travel to Buffalo to face the division rival Bills. They have had one of the top-2 defenses in the league through the first three games, and are familiar with Tua and the Dolphins, having played against them three times last year.
The Bills are currently 2.5 point favorites for Sunday’s game.
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By: Anthony R. Cardenas
Title: NFL MVP Odds: Tua Tagovailoa Is Now The Outright Leader Over Patrick Mahomes
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/nfl-mvp-odds-tua-tagovailoa-is-now-the-outright-leader-over-patrick-mahomes/
Published Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 18:26:02 +0000
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