Maren Morris sees the upside in bumping heads with former Fox Information persona Tucker Carlson., she revealed in her speech on the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night time.
Final yr Carlson described the Grammy winner as a “lunatic” and a “pretend nation music singer” after she sparred on-line along with his visitor Brittany Aldean, spouse of fellow nation music star Jason Aldean, over transgender rights. Morris went on to have the moniker “lunatic nation music individual” emblazoned on T-shirts, with proceeds benefitting Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
Because the “Humble Quest” singer took the stage to obtain GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award, she shared how being on the receiving finish of Carlson’s ire truly served her fairly nicely.
“High-quality, possibly I felt just a little badass taking Tucker Carlson’s calling me a lunatic for standing as much as transphobia, turning it right into a T-shirt and elevating $150,000 for LGBTQ+ charities, yeah,” the singer shared earlier than referencing Carlson’s firing from Fox Information final month. “That made me really feel just a little cool, however I don’t need to gloat. I’d by no means insult the lately unemployed.”
After listening to the information that Carlson had been fired by Fox, Morris wrote “Pleased Monday, MotherTucker,” on her Instagram Tales, including a screenshot from the September 2022 episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight wherein the previous anchor referred to her a “lunatic.”
The submit was set to Taylor Swift’s hit tune “Karma.” Morris additionally shared a narrative with a picture of a rainbow graphic with the phrases “the one tuckers allowed are the drag queens” streaming throughout it.
Throughout her speech on Saturday, Morris appeared again on her teen years as “the bizarre, shy woman in seventh grade” who discovered solace within the queer group.
“This group stood up for me and made me really feel protected after I felt alone and I’ll by no means have the ability to repay you. However I hope I get to spend the remainder of my life and profession settling up,” she advised the group. Her message of inclusivity additionally included a declaration that she’s “not courageous — cussed to the purpose of delusional, sure — however not courageous.”
“I am a straight white girl, I am wonderful. However leaving your home understanding you possibly can face violence only for being who you’re, risking your life only for strolling down the road, that’s bravery,” she famous.