Jason Aldean dumped by publicist over wife Brittany’s transphobic remarks

Jason Aldean’s longtime publicist has dumped the country artist amid backlash over his wife’s transphobic comments on social media.

“Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s primary focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step back from representing Jason,” Tyne Parrish, co-owner of the Tennessee-based company, said Thursday. , in a press release. on the display board.

“We’re not the best people for the gig anymore, but we’ll always be huge fans of his music,” Parrish added. “He’s one of country music’s greatest live performers.”

The singer’s managers and a representative for his wife Brittany Aldean did not immediately respond to requests for comment from HuffPost.

Parrish notably did not mention the star’s spouse at any point in his statement. Yet her business announcement came days after she found herself embroiled in a heated exchange with music artists Maren Morris and Pope Cassadee on comments to parents of transgender children.

Jason and Brittany Aldean in May 2022.

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“I would really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase,” Brittany Aldean wrote in the caption of a makeup video posted on Instagram last week. “I love this girl life.”

After Morris, Pope and other artists called her out, she doubled down on her stance with more explicitly transphobic language.

“Advocating for child genital mutilation under the guise 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 his Instagram Story, according to screenshots of the now deleted message circulating on social networks.

“Some parents want so much to be accepted by society that they are willing to make life-changing decisions for their children who are not old enough to fully understand the consequences of those actions.”

On Wednesday, she had addressed the controversy ― and Morris’ wordsin particular ― again in a social media post that also promoted a new clothing line aimed at conservative consumers.

“As usual, my words have been taken out of context over the past week,” Aldean wrote, alongside photos of her and her husband’s sister wearing sweatshirts with “Don’t Tread on our children” written on the front.

“Instead of twisting about misrepresenting my words, I chose to get some good out of it,” she continued, saying her product launch would help support an organization aiming to fight against exploitation of children.


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