Maren Morris Criticizes Tucker Carlson at GLAAD Media Awards: “I Won’t Insult the Recently Unemployed”.

Maren Morris

At the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards New York, Maren Morris received the Excellence in Media Award. During her acceptance speech, she discussed her feud with Tucker Carlson from Fox News.

The feud began in September 2022 when Morris stood up against a transphobic post shared by Brittany Aldean, the wife of country singer Jason Aldean. Carlson gave Brittany a platform, and both of them took shots at Morris, calling her a “lunatic.” However, Morris used the situation to her advantage.

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Morris proudly revealed that she turned Carlson’s insult into a T-shirt and raised $150,000 for LGBTQ+ charities. She didn’t want to gloat but admitted that it made her feel a little cool. She also made a humorous comment about not insulting the recently unemployed, referring to Carlson’s departure from Fox News.

During her speech, Morris emphasized how the LGBTQ+ community had embraced her during junior high. She explained that speaking up against transphobia should not be considered brave but rather the right thing to do.

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She expressed that being labeled as one of the brave voices in country music is inaccurate because it shouldn’t require bravery to advocate for basic equal rights for everyone. As a straight white woman, Morris acknowledged her privilege and stated that she is fine. However, she highlighted the bravery of those in the LGBTQ+ community who face violence and discrimination for simply being themselves.

Morris’s speech shed light on the importance of standing up against transphobia and promoting equality. She used her platform to raise awareness and support the LGBTQ+ community. The audience at the GLAAD Media Awards applauded her for her advocacy and commitment to inclusivity.

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Overall, Morris’s acceptance speech highlighted the impact of standing up for what is right and the need for society to work towards a more inclusive and accepting future.