Brittany Aldean, the wife of country music star Jason Aldean, has fought back after getting attacked for criticizing the transgender movement’s focus on children. Liberal colleagues of her husband have blasted her for her post, which was made on Instagram, but she fought back and refused to be bullied.
Unlike many American media personalities, Brittany and her husband have been very vocal about expressing their conservative beliefs. They are also vocal supporters of the former president, Donald Trump, unlike many other celebrities who would rather be anti-Trump on social media.
Brittany posted a video on Instagram last week. Her caption was, “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.”
As expected, this post immediately got several supporting and criticizing views. Though Brittany limited the comments on the post, the video racked up over 160,000 likes in hours with almost two million views.
Her post directly criticized the transgender movement for children. She noted that children displaying traits of gender stereotypes should not be a reason to change their entire identity. Girls should be allowed to wear male clothes if they want to, and boys should also be allowed to wear long hair and makeup if they want to. However, this shouldn’t be a reason to get gender-affirming surgeries or change the child’s biological identity.
Though she limited comments on her page, trolls, and transgender activists found their way to make criticizing comments on the post. Liberal country musicians also commented and called her names for her caption on the Instagram post.
Some who could not comment directly took to other social media to call her names instead. “The Voice” winner and country star Cassadee Pope wrote via Twitter, “You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their ‘tomboy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.”
You’d think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their “tomboy phase” to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) August 26, 2022
Singer Maren Morris also tweeted, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”
However, Brittany was not intimidated to delete her posts or apologize for her beliefs. Instead, she posted a lengthy response to all the trolls and critics online.
“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. 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.”
She concluded that she was “thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tomboy phase without changing my gender. Until then, leave children alone!”