Jason Aldean Dropped From PR Firm After Wife's Transphobic Comments
Following his wife’s viral transphobic Instagram comments, it looks like country singer Jason Aldean is not getting off scot-free.The Grammy-Award nominee’s public relations firm, The GreenRoom, has “stepped away” from working with the ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ artist, according to Billboard.The firm’s co-owner Tyne Parrish opened up about their decision, telling the publication, “Music has always been and remains The GreenRoom’s core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason.”Parrish added, “We aren’t the best people for the gig anymore, but will always be big fans of his music — he is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music.”Though Parrish did not explicitly reveal why the company was choosing to walk away, the news comes one week after Aldean’s wife, singer Brittany Kerr Aldean, posted an Instagram video that gained backlash for its anti-trans rhetoric.On August 23, Brittney shared a “before and after” makeup video, thanking her parents for “not changing my gender.”“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase," Brittney wrote on Instagram. "I love this girly life.”Aldean commented on his wife’s post with a laughing emoji, adding,“Lmao!! Im glad they didn’t too, cause you and I wouldn’t have worked out.”The damaging comments didn’t go unnoticed by the country music community — which is primarily a right-leaning industry — especially amongst two high-profile country artists. “You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging, '' Cassadee Pope wrote on Instagram Story and Twitter.