Maren Morris Apologizes for Lack of Inclusivity in Country Music

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Maren Morris continues to speak up about the country music industry’s issues when it comes to homophobia, transphobia, and overall lack of inclusion or openness for the LGBTQ+ community, as well as other issues like racism and sexism.

Now, she is apologizing on behalf of the industry for its horrible relationship with the queer community throughout country music’s history.

Morris appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked, speaking openly with the contestants.

She told the drag queens, “Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I’m sorry.” The contestants were visibly touched by her sentiment.

The 32-year-old went on to thank them all for supporting her as well, saying, “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.”

A few of the contestants thanked her for her comments, and as Morris finished her statement, she said, “I’m gonna cry, I need to go.”

One queen on the show replied, “Just you being here shows you’re an ally.”

A staff member had to then interrupt the conversation to take Morris to another area of production, bringing the meaningful talk to an end.

Morris has consistently spoken out about issues within the industry, with one recent incident involving Brittany Aldean, the wife of country singer Jason Aldean, making a transphobic comment on Instagram.

Both Morris and fellow country artist Cassadee Pope called her out, with Morris saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human?”

In 2021, Morris visited The Ellen Show and had an in-depth discussion about the lack of inclusion in country music for both the LGBTQ+ community and people of color.

She said, “I’m a white woman in country music. I already sort of have this leg up and even though there’s a huge disparity between men and women in our genre, there’s even more of a disparity between white women and Black women trying to be in country music.”

Morris continued, “There are so many Black women and men who adore country music and don’t feel like the door is open for them, even a crack.”