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Woke Singer Maren Morris Says She is Leaving Country Music Because Genre is 'Misogynistic and Racist and Homophobic and Transphobic'

'After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display'

Ultra-woke singer Maren Morris has announced that she is leaving country music because people involved with the genre are “misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic.”

Morris, 33, blamed her disdain for the people who made her rich on “the Trump years.”

“I thought I’d like to burn it to the ground and start over,” Morris told the Los Angeles Times. “But it’s burning itself down without my help.”

“After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display,” the singer, who recently got a taste of the pop music world by performing with superstar Taylor Swift, told the paper. “It just revealed who people really were and that they were proud to be misogynistic and racist and homophobic and transphobic. All these things were being celebrated, and it was weirdly dovetailing with this hyper-masculine branch of country music. I call it butt rock.”

Morris previously attacked country star Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany over their opposition to sex changes for children.

When asked about Aldean’s smash hit “Try That in a Small Town,” Morris said that people are only streaming it to “own the libs” and that music should be for people who are “oppressed.”

“People are streaming these songs out of spite,” Morris said. “It’s not out of true joy or love of the music. It’s to own the libs. And that’s so not what music is intended for. 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.”

The Times asked, “Does your leaving country music mean the libs have been owned?”

“I’m sure some people may think that. And I would say, ‘Feel free. Go ahead.’ I don’t want to have an adversarial relationship to country music. I still find myself weirdly wanting to protect it. But it’s not a family member. 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.”

In January, Morris appeared on Ru Paul’s Drag Race and apologized for “how the country music world has treated the LGBTQ community.”

“Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry,” said Morris. “And I love you guys for making me feel like a brave voice in country music. So I just thank you guys so much for inspiring me.”

“I’m gonna cry,” she added.

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