Months after Fox Information anchor Tucker Carlson dubbed her a “lunatic,” county star Maren Morris has turned the insult right into a Halloween costume — kinda.
In an Instagram image posted Thursday, “The Middle” singer tried her hand at a trending meme of faux Spirit Halloween costumes, which customers have used to think about up costumes for every thing from an unprepared hiker to the Duolingo owl.
Her costume set? A “Lunatic Country Music Person.”
“Includes: tambourine, inclusive fans, pickleball paddle, wig, beef with transphobes, tall guy not included,” marketed the singer’s photoshopped Spirit Halloween pack.
Whereas the outfit isn’t be out there on Spirit Halloween cabinets, Morris’ costume obtained loads of love from fellow artists within the feedback. Cassadee Pope replied with a cry-laughing emoji, Julia Michaels stated she’s “obsessed” with Morris and Mandy Moore merely referred to as the Instagram publish “genius.”
Carlson insulted Morris in August when the singer criticized Brittany Aldean, the spouse of nation star Jason Aldean, for a transphobic Instagram publish. Within the caption of her publish, Aldean took a dig at gender-affirming therapy and surgical procedure.
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” Morris tweeted about Aldean.
Days later, Carlson interviewed Aldean on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” concerning the backlash. Whereas doing so, he took pictures at Pope and Morris, calling the latter a “fake country music singer.”
As an alternative of taking Carlson’s swipe personally, Morris turned it into funds for the transgender group.
She launched black shirts that touted her identify, the phrase “Lunatic Country Music Person” and the telephone quantity for the Trans Lifeline peer assist and disaster hotline for trans youth. The singer stated that each one proceeds from the shirt, which offered for $35, would go to GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans Lifeline.
Only a day after debuting the cheeky merchandise, Morris stated her followers raised more than $100,000. She advised The Occasions in September that she sees Carlson’s remark “as a badge of honor.”
“I think just the culture of misinformation that goes along with trans youth is where I was coming from. It’s not, ‘Oh, this is bad, and this is good, and we can agree to disagree,’” she stated. “No, we can’t, and you are being fed information that is false. And even though you’re not the one with the bullet in the gun, your words matter. Your disinformation matters.”
Morris, whose “Humble Queen” is up for album of the yr on the CMA Awards, additionally advised The Occasions that she’s on the fence about attending the annual country-music celebration.
“I don’t know if I feel [at] home there right now. So many people I love will be in that room, and maybe I’ll make a game-time decision and go,” she stated. “But as of right now, I don’t feel comfortable going.”