“I am very honored that my document is nominated,” Morris mentioned of her CMA nomination. “However I do not know if I really feel [at] house there proper now. So many individuals I really like will probably be in that room, and possibly I am going to make a game-time determination and go. However as of proper now, I do not really feel comfy going.”
Morris described feeling a necessity to face in opposition to bigotry within the nation music neighborhood.
“I hate feeling like I should be the corridor monitor of treating individuals like human beings in nation music,” Morris instructed the publication. “It is exhausting. However there is a very insidious tradition of individuals feeling very comfy being transphobic and homophobic and racist, and that they’ll wrap it in a joke and nobody will ever name them out for it. It simply turns into regular for individuals to behave like that.”
Morris has lately come underneath fireplace by some conservatives for talking out in opposition to transphobia, with Fox Information host Tucker Carlson calling her a “lunatic nation music particular person.”
She additionally plans to proceed to talk her thoughts.
“I do not assume I misplaced any followers over this,” Morris mentioned. “I have been very clear from the get-go. It sucks when artists keep quiet, keep quiet, keep quiet, after which they lastly attain their breaking level and must say one thing as a result of one thing is so unjust or disgusting. After which they lose half their crowd as a result of they stayed quiet. I attempt to inform my husband this, as a result of he is nonetheless constructing [his own music career]: Let individuals know the place you stand. Those who do not get it can fall away, however the ones that keep on with you’ll know what they’re contributing to.”