Jason Aldean and his PR Firm Split Following Wife's Transphobic Comments

"Music has always been and remains the Green Room's core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision ... to step away from representing Jason"

Jason Aldean and his publicity company of 17 years have parted ways following his wife Brittany Aldean's transphobic comments on social media.

Tyne Parrish, co-owner of Green Room PR, told Billboard the company wasn't the best place for Aldean anymore. The comments weren't mentioned as the reason for the split.

"We aren't the best people for the gig anymore but will always be big fans of his music," Parrish said. "He is one of the greatest live entertainers in country music."

Over the weekend, Brittany Aldean posted an Instagram reel showing herself applying make-up with the caption thanking her parents for not changing her gender when she was going through her tomboy phase. She said her comments were taken out of context in another Instagram post.

Jason Aldean replied: "Lmao!! Im glad they didn't, too, cause you and I wouldn't have worked out."

Other members of the country community were angered by her posts.

Cassadee Pope and Maren Morris weighed in, offering support to the LGBT community.  

Pope tweeted: "You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their "tomboy phase" to someone wanting to transition. Real nice."

Morris replied, calling Brittany Aldean "Insurrection Barbie."

Brittany Aldean tagged Cassadee Pope in a post and replied that advocating for the genital mutilation of children under the disguise of calling it gender-affirming care is one of the worst evils.

Brittany Aldean then capitalized on the situation by launching a hot pink Barbie-inspired line of clothing with the message, "Don't tread on our kids."

The Green Room is co-owned by Parrish and Kristie Sheppard, both mothers, and is one of the most successful publicity firms in country music. They represent artists including Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and more.

"Music has always been and remains the Green Room's core focus, so we had to make the difficult decision after 17 years to step away from representing Jason," Parrish told Billboard.

The publicity firm represented Aldean for his entire career, boosting him into a stadium headliner. They helped him negotiate headline-making crises and scandals throughout his career, including leading him through the aftermath of the Route 91 shooting.

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