Recording artist Maren Morris says she’s quitting making country music, and she's blaming...Trump.
The 33-year-old “My Church” singer said the “Trump years” revealed how “misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic” many of her fellow country music artists and their listeners are, pointing to singers like Jason Aldean and his latest hit “Try That In a Small Town.”
“After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display,” Morris said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic.”
Morris has a well-documented history of clamoring for attention by throwing around the left’s favorite “phobic” cards. She once dared Tennessee police to “f***ing arrest” her after admitting she’d taken her toddler to a drag show in protest of a new state law that bans men in fake eyelashes and stripper attire from exposing children to hypersexualized performances.
But while dudes in fishnets gyrating in front of preschoolers is OK by Morris, anyone writing songs that express a viewpoint different from her own is apparently not. When it comes to songs that critique the left’s “woke” agenda, like Aldean’s, Morris claimed, “People are streaming these songs out of spite.”
“It’s not out of true joy or love of the music. It’s to own the libs. And that’s so not what music is intended for,” she said. “Music is supposed to be the voice of the oppressed — the actual oppressed. And now it’s being used as this really toxic weapon in culture wars.”
So if I’m understanding this correctly, Morris believes only the “actual oppressed” should make music - “oppressed,” of course, applying only to those she thinks are being marginalized. Anyone outside of her chosen few, on the other hand, shouldn’t be allowed to use music to spread their message - a supposed evil that she's protesting by...bailing.
To which I say, don’t let those Opry doors smack you in the butt on the way out.
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