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Brittany Aldean Responds To "Barbie" Comment With Merch Collection


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One week after Brittany Aldean posted a video of her putting on makeup on Instagram and receiving hateful commentary from a couple of country singers, she has released a Barbie-inspired merchandise line.

Brittany’s make-up before and after video also included her comment,

“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.”

The post quickly caught the attention of country singers Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris. The two took to Twitter to slam not just Brittany’s comment, but also who she is and what she believes.

Cassadee Pope wrote, “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.”

Maren Morris responded to Pope’s tweet.

“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.” She was referencing Brittany’s hair extension collection.

Maren also posted in the comments of Cassadee Pope’s Instagram post.

“I’m glad she didn’t become a boy either because we really don’t need another asshole dude in the world. Sucks when Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their ‘protectiveness of the children.’ Weren’t they putting their kids in ‘Biden-is-a-pedo’ shirts on social media?” Morris said, referencing the pro-Trump clothing line that Brittany and her children were seen wearing earlier this year. “F-ck all the way off to Insurrection Barbie and the fellow IB’s trolling this comment section with their hypocritical, hateful asses.”

Once Brittany read Pope’s response to the gender identity comments, she immediately addressed it on her Instagram story.

Brittany wrote:

“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. The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will want to be a cat. They’re children. 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. Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tom boy phase without changing my gender. Until then, leave children alone!”
Brittany also said that children must be 18 years old in order to purchase cigarettes, join the military and vote and argued, “age to take life altering hormone blockers and/or irreversible surgery – a child can choose??”

So here we are a week later. Brittany and her sister-in-law, Kasi Rosa, just released a Barbie inspired collection making light of Maren Morris’ “Insurrection Barbie” name-calling. The collection is a limited-edition line that includes t-shirts and sweatshirts that read “Don’t Tread On Our Kids.”

Brittany explained why she decided to release the line on social media.

“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week ,” Brittany wrote. ”Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it. Introducing our NEW Barbie inspired line.”

She went on to explain that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Light Shine, whose mission is to bring collaboration with law enforcement, field specialists, and subject-matter experts in a joint effort to fight human trafficking and child exploitation.

Prior to the launch, Brittany teased the collection with her followers in the post below.

If you love the line, hurry and order. The line is limited edition and sales will end Friday night.

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