Jason Aldean has been dropped from his publicity firm after his wife Brittany Kerr Aldean went viral for her transphobic comments.
The 45-year-old Grammy Award nominee’s public relations firm of 17 years announced they were parting ways with him according to Billboard, after Brittany, 34, posted her hate speech to social media over the weekend.
Jason Aldean’s Publicity Firm Drops Him After Wife Brittany Makes Transphobic Comments
Tyne Parrish, co-owner of Nashville-based The GreenRoom, said in a statement to the outlet on Thursday, “Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason.”
“We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music — he is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music,” Parrish — who co-owns the publicity firm with Kristie Sloan — added.
The announcement comes after Brittany attempted to walk back her comments in an Instagram post this past Wednesday, sharing photos of herself and Jason’s sister Kasi Rosa Wicks donning merch that reads “Don’t Tread on Our Kids.”
“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week. Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it,” she wrote in the caption, announcing that proceeds will benefit Operation Light Shine, a nonprofit that works against human trafficking and child exploitation.
Previously, Brittany sparked a backlash from others in the country music industry after she publicly attacked parents of transgender youth on Instagram.
“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,” she captioned a makeup reveal video.
Jason wrote in the comments section: “Lmao!! I’m glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”
Other celebrities like Maren Morris, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, and more addressed the problematic comments, which led Brittany to share another statement on her Instagram Story.
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she wrote in part.
“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,” Brittany added.
“Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions.”
Thirteen U.S. states have signed anti-LGBTQ legislation into law while another 23 states have introduced such bills in 2022 alone, per HRC, with many of those laws targeting transgender youth and gender-affirming care.
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