Brittany Aldean, the wife of country singer Jason Aldean, is facing backlash over a post on Instagram thanking her parents for not changing her gender when she was a child.
Aldean posted a video on Instagram on Aug. 23rd stating, “I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life.”
Some attacked Aldean saying she was “transphobic”.
Aldean believes her comments were “twisted, however, she is turning the incident into something good.
Bouncing back, Aldean launched a clothing line to benefit charity. Aldean said the proceeds will go to Operation Light Shine which is a charity that works to stop human trafficking and child exploitation. The clothing was only available for a limited time, however.
Speaking of her clothing line, Aldean said, “Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it. They say ‘Don’t Tread On Our Kids’ because that’s how we feel. Leave the kids alone.”
Kasi Wick, wife of musician Chuck Wick also joined the project. The clothing line is being labeled as a “Barbie-inspired line” in reference to a comment made by singer Maren Morris labeling Aldean as “insurrection Barbie”.
In a caption regarding the ‘Don’t Tread On Our Kids’ sweatshirts, Aldean wrote, “Step out and stand up for what you believe…when you wear our newest Barbie-inspired collection!”
Singer Cassadee Pope also took a shot at Aldean’s Instagram post stating, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging,” she said on her Twitter account. “But instead, here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
Agreeing with Pope, Morris added, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
Though there were harsh comments, many others supported Aldean’s message.
Brittany Aldean didn’t leave it at that though, having two young children herself, she went on to say, “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.”
Not backing down, Aldean said, “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. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. … Until then, leave children alone.”
You can find out more about Aldean’s clothing line here.
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