So far, Maren Morris has raised upwards of $100,000 for transgender causes following negative comments made about her by Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
While interviewing Jason Aldean‘s wife, Brittany (on 9-1) Carlson called Maren a “lunatic” and a “fake country music singer.”
Almost immediately, Maren took advantage of the exposure and had T-shirts for sale that read: “Lunatic Country Music Person” and it includes a support and crisis hotline for trans youth.
The merch went on sale Friday night and in the first two hours had raised $63,000.
Brittany Aldean came under fire in late August for a makeup video she posted on Instagram with the caption, “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.”
In response, Cassadee Pope tweeted, “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.”
Maren got involved by replying: “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
After some back and forth between the three women, Brittany insisted that her words were “taken out of context,” and later told Carlson that she’s “advocating for children.”
Maren’s most recent post was Saturday morning (Sept. 3), the charity shirt had then sold more than $100,000 for GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans Lifeline.