Jason Aldean’s longtime publicist has dropped the nation artist amid backlash over transphobic remarks made by his spouse on social media.
“Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason,” Tyne Parrish, a co-owner of the Tennessee-based firm, mentioned Thursday in a press release to Billboard.
“We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music,” Parrish added. “He is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music.”
The singer’s managers and a consultant for spouse Brittany Aldean didn’t instantly reply to HuffPost’s requests for remark.
Parrish notably didn’t point out the star’s partner at any level in his assertion. Nonetheless, his firm’s announcement arrived days after she turned embroiled in a heated alternate with musical artists Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope over feedback directed at dad and mom of transgender youngsters.
“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase,” Brittany Aldean wrote within the caption of a make-up video posted to Instagram final week. “I love this girly life.”
After Morris, Pope and different artists known as her out, she doubled down on her stance with extra explicitly transphobic language.
“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,” Aldean wrote on her Instagram story, according to screenshots of the now-deleted submit circulating on social media.
“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.”
By Wednesday, she had addressed the controversy ― and Morris’ words, particularly ― as soon as once more in a social media submit that doubled as promotion for a brand new clothes line geared toward conservative shoppers.
“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week,” Aldean wrote, alongside pictures of her and her husband’s sister sporting sweatshirts with “Don’t Tread on Our Kids” written on the entrance.
“Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it,” she continued, saying that her product launch would assist assist a corporation aiming to fight baby exploitation.