Brittany Aldean BACKTRACKS over allegedly 'transphobic' remark under intense backlash
The 34-year-old also released her new line of t-shirts that take references to Barbie and right-wing catchphrases, a week after she was criticized for transphobia
Brittany Aldean, the wife of country music star Jason Aldean, has capitalized on the controversy over the recent backlash she faced after making transphobic remarks. The 34-year-old released her new line of t-shirts that take references to Barbie and right-wing catchphrases.
On Wednesday, August 31, 2022, in response to the criticism she faced over her remarks, 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 uploaded pictures of herself and her sister-in-law Kasi Rosa Wicks wearing the shirts with the slogan that read "Don't Tread on Our Kids" in a bright pink typeface reminiscent of Barbie. Another design incorporated a depiction of a coiling snake to finish the tagline's resemblance to the Gadsden flag. The flag that has typically come to represent right-wing movements since it was first used during the American Revolution.
In an Instagram Story, Brittany provided further details about the "Barbie-inspired" designs' source of inspiration. "They say 'Don't Tread On Our Kids' because that's how we feel. Leave the kids alone," she said. A number of Brittany's Twitter followers praised her clothing line, while others complained about it to Mattel over the font's Barbie-like appearance.
One person tweeted on social media, "@Barbie did Brittany Aldean recieve permission to use your brand as part of her clothing line." One more said, "Hey @Mattel and @Barbie, as a company that values diversity are you cool with Brittany Aldean using this font to promote bigotry and anti-trans hate?"
The t-shirts were released around a week after Aldean uploaded an Instagram video of herself applying makeup and praising her parents "for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy era." In response, Aldean received criticism from two of country music's strongest allies, Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope.
In a mocking tweet, Pope referred to Brittany's decision as "real nice," writing, "Here we are, hearing someone compare their 'tomboy phase' to someone wanting to transition." Morris wrote, "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie."
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.— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) August 26, 2022
It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 26, 2022
Jason Aldean, 45, backed his wife after she deemed the parents of transgender children who allow them to transition "one of the worst evils," by praising her and calling her, "My Barbie." Also responding to Brittany's initial "Tomboy" post, the singer of 'Dirt Road Anthem' said, "Lmao!! I'm glad they didn't too, cause you and I wouldn't have worked out. 😂."
It is safe to say that Brittany still remembers Morris calling her "Insurrection Barbie" as she later addressed the 32-year-old as "Karen Morris" and thanked her for the comparison. This wasn't the end of it though as Brittany continued to clap back on her own, charging Pope, 33, with "advocating for the genital mutilation of children" via Stories. Brittany stepped up her claim with a lengthy post that implied either she is ignorant of the distinction between gender expression (having a "tomboy phase") and gender identity or doesn't care to learn it.
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