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Maren Morris shows Southern hospitality to the LGBTQ community.
The Grammy Award winner, 32, appeared as a guest judge on this week’s episode. RuPaul’s Drag Race In season 15, she admitted to the country music industry’s homophobic attitudes during a backstage chat with a drag queen contestant. RPDR: Untacked.
“Coming from my relationship with country music and LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say sorry,” she said. So thank you for inspiring me.
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“I’m going to cry, I have to go,” Morris joked.
Morris took aim at actress Candace Cameron Bure in November after she said her new partnership with the Great American Family Network would “keep traditional marriage at its core.” and frequently used her platform to call for anti-LGBTQ action.
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“I DJ [Tanner] Gay again,” she wrote in an Instagram comment, referring to Bure. Full house When fuller house character.
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of humble quest The artist was also one of several who accused Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany Karr Aldean of transphobic comments she made on Instagram in August.
Their feud began when Morris was in a trance after selling shirts on her website printed “Lunatic Country Music Person,” referencing a bargain Tucker Carlson made during an interview with Brittany. Raised more than $150,000 in one day for Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.
Morris previously told PEOPLE that he “didn’t start making music to be an activist,” but was encouraged to speak out “by seeing the genre inequalities that happened to come across.”
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“Feeling more inclusive doesn’t happen overnight, but I’m seeing it change for the better,” she said last March. I’m willing to risk my butt to stand up for things.”
“When you come to my show, I want it to feel fun and safe. It’s for the betterment of country music, honestly,” Morris added.
RuPaul’s Drag Race It airs on MTV on Fridays at 8:00 pm.