Maren Morris Going on to talk about homophobia in the country music industry, transphobia, the overall lack of inclusivity or openness in the LGBTQ+ community, and other issues like racism and sexism.
Now, on behalf of the industry, she’s apologizing for country music’s historically poor relationship with the queer community.
morris appeared in RuPaul’s Gearbox: Stand OutTalk openly with the contestants.
“In terms of country music and its relationship to LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say sorry,” she told drag queens. The contestants were clearly moved by her emotions.
The 32-year-old went on to thank everyone for their support, saying, “I love that you guys make me feel like a brave voice in country music. So, I really appreciate you guys inspiring me”
Some contestants thanked her for her comments, and when Morris finished her statement, she said, “I’m going to cry, I have to go.”
One of the queens on the show replied: “Just because you’re here shows you’re an ally.”
A staff member had to interrupt the conversation, taking Morris to another production area, ending a meaningful conversation.
Morris has been vocal about issues within the industry, with a recent incident involving Brittany Aldeancountry singer’s wife on Jason’s sidePost a transphobic comment on Instagram.
morris and country artists Casady Pope Calling her out, Morris said, “is easy, like, isn’t a scumbag?”
2021 Morris visit ellen show and has an in-depth discussion on the lack of inclusion in country music for the LGBTQ+ community and people of color.
She said, “I’m a white woman in country music. I’m already kind of on edge, and while there’s a huge difference between men and women in our genre, there’s a bigger difference between white women and black women trying to get into country music.”
Morris continued, “There are so many black women and men who love country music and don’t feel like the door is even a crack open for them.”