Country music star Jason Aldean was dropped by his public relations firm on Friday amid continued fallout from his wife’s comments condemning transgender surgery for children, which the establishment news media have construed as “transphobic.”
Nashville’s The GreenRoom, which represents many top country music artists, cut ties with Jason Aldean on Friday but didn’t mention the media storm around Brittany Aldean.
“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,” company co-founder Tyne Parrish said in a statement to Billboard. “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.”
Brittany Aldean found herself in hot water this month following a series of Instagram posts which she condemned transgender surgery for minors.
“Advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of love and calling it ‘gender affirming care’ is one of the worst evils,” she wrote in an Instagram Stories post. In a separate post, she said she was glad her parents didn’t “change her gender” during her “tomboy phase.”