(Corine Gatti, Headline USA) Nashville-based singer Maren Morris, known as much for her far-left virtue-signaling as for her music, declared that she was leaving country music because of her disgust of right-wing, Trump-supporting fans, whom she accused of various forms of bigotry, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The Texas-born performer complained to the news outlet that after Trump left office people became more biased against minorities, transgender people and gays.
The genre she amassed millions worth of sales in was crumbling under men and “weirdly dovetailing with this hyper-masculine branch of country music,” claimed the celebrated Grammy-award winner. “I call it butt rock.”
She seemed particularly chafed by the recent success of Jason Aldean’s recent hit Try That in a Small Town. Aldean said the song refers to the feeling of a community where people took care of our neighbors, regardless of differences of background or belief.
However, the Left was triggered by some of the lyrics thought to promote gun violence and also accused Aldean of dogwhistle racism based on the bizarre claim that there had been a lynching long ago at the courthouse where the music video was filmed.
Morris said the song was successful because people were streaming the song out of spite for censorious cancel culture.
“It’s to own the libs. And that’s not what music is intended for,” she complained. “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.”
However, Morris herself has been a party to that toxicity in the past, attacking Aldean’s wife, Brittany, over comments she made in opposition to transgenderism.
“It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie,” Morris tweeted.
“Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry,” she said.
Morris’s bizarre intolerance for country fans is ironic, given that she is, in fact, the one who is at odds with the genre’s longstanding cultural tradition and ties to conservative values.
Behind her lack of self-awareness may be a Potempkin pretense for what was always her underlying intention: to sell out country fans and gravitate into pop music as her mentor, fellow 33-year-old ex-country songbird turned left-wing golden-girl Taylor Swift did early in her own career.
Unlike Swift, however, Morris does not appear poised to make a graceful exit, leaving behind no hard feelings on Music Row in case her gambit falls flat.
“I thought I’d like to burn it to the ground and start over,” she said. “But it’s burning itself down without my help.”
Meanwhile, when asked if her departure was a loss for the libs, Morris shrugged it off, saying that people can think what they want.
“I can’t bail water out of this sinking ship anymore. It’s so futile. I choose happiness,” she said.
Despite her scorched-earth attack on country fans, Morris capped off her psychotic rant by claiming that she did not wish to burn bridges because she still felt a certain kinship with the genre.
“But it’s not a family member,” she added. “That’s the f—ed-up part, is that I’m talking about it as if it’s a person, but it’s not. So it’s a lot of deep deconstructing that I’m still unraveling.”
Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.