Maren Morris Raises $100,000 for Trans Nonprofits with Merch of Tucker Carlson’s ‘Lunatic’ Dig

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 21: Tucker Carlson attends Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon ); AUSTIN, TX – MAY 7: Maren Morris poses backstage during the iHeartCountry Festival at Moody Center on May 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images)

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Maren Morris has raised more than $100,000 since launching a line of T-shirts to benefit trans rights groups amid her feud with Brittany Aldean.

The Grammy Award winner, 32, released the shirts to benefit Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program after Aldean appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show amid social media drama over transgender rights.

“*ATTN LUNATICS* New shirt in store. All proceeds will be shared between @translifeline and @glaad Transgender Media Program,” Morris captioned a photo of the shirt.

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The shirt bears her name with the words “Crazy Music person“, referring to the moniker Carlson, 53, gave her during Thursday’s segment featuring Aldean. The shirts also have the Trans Lifeline phone number.

Morris later gave an update on how much money the merchandise raised in 15 hours. “$63,000 in 2 hours. Y’all are crazy (or insane),” she wrote on her Instagram Story, before giving a new update: “We’ve raised over $100,000.” A GLAAD representative confirmed to PEOPLE on Saturday that the proceeds topped $100,000.

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Brittany, 34, wife of Jason Aldean, previously faced backlash from Morris and others in the country music industry after disparaging parents of transgender youth on Instagram.

“I’d really like to thank my parents for not transitioning when I went through my boy phase. I love this girl life,” she captioned a makeup reveal video. The comment came amid ongoing debate and efforts to limit access to gender-affirming care.

Morris responded on Twitter: “Is it that easy to not be a straight man? Sell your clip-ins and zip it up, Insurrection Barbie.”

After facing criticism from Morris, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell and more, Brittany shared another statement on her Instagram Story.

“Advocating child genital mutilation in the guise of love and calling it ‘gender-affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she wrote in part.

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“Some parents want to be accepted by society so much, they are willing to make life-changing decisions for their children who are not old enough to fully understand the consequences of those actions,” Brittany added. “Love is protecting your child until he is mature enough as an adult to make his own decisions about his life.”

Brittany tried to back away from her comments in an Instagram post on Wednesday, sharing photos of herself and Jason’s sister Kasi Rosa Wicks modeling her own products that read “Don’t Tread on Our Kids.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (LR) Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2022. Broadcast Live on FO.X .  (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 22: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (LR) Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2022. Broadcast Live on FO.X . (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

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“Typically, my words were taken out of context last week. Instead of twisting my words, I chose to bring something good out of it,” she captioned it, announcing that proceeds will benefit Operation Light Shine, a non-profit organization that works against human trafficking and child exploitation.

At least 13 US states have signed anti-LGBTQ legislation, and another 23 states have enacted such bills in 2022 alone, according to HRC, with many of those laws targeting transgender youth and gender-affirming care.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stepped up attacks on transgender youth, directing the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents for child abuse after they provided gender-affirming care to their children. Florida and Alabama have since adopted similar policies.

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Last month, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) extends to those with gender dysphoria, a potential landmark decision that could guarantee access to care that affirms the sex.

President Joe Biden recently pledged his support for transgender citizens during Transgender Day of Visibility in March and continued to urge Congress to pass the long-overdue Equality Act.

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