50 posts categorized "MICHELLE OBAMA"
Country singer Lorrie Morgan, who had been set to perform as part of GLAAD's Ty Herndon and Cody Alan-hosted Concert for Love and Acceptance in Nashville in June, has backed out after complaints regarding her thoughtless (at best) social media posts.
The name of the event had little to do with Morgan's Facebook page, on which she shared a nakedly racist anti-Michelle Obama meme, and on which she made clear she is firmly against trans bathroom rights.
She also shared a meme from an anti-marriage equality page, though she later professed to strongly believe in equality.
In her first stab at calming the complaints, Morgan pathetically claimed she had simply put her foot in her mouth, and chalked it up to wine. She never took responsibility for the content of what she posted, instead arguing that she is not anti-LGBT:
Lorrie Morgan is a big-time country singer who will be appearing at an LGBTQ event co-hosted by out country artist Ty Herndon and out CMT host Cody Alan — and yet, on her personal Facebook page, she has routinely mocked trans rights.
This is messed up.
The Concert for Love and Acceptance is a nice idea, a benefit for GLAAD held in Nashville and featuring country acts like Herndon, Billy Gilman (GLAAD misspells his name in its press release), Dana Goldberg, Kree Harrison, Michael Ray, Mickey Guyton, Runaway June, Ryan Kinder, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square and Trent Harmon. It's a positive thing to hold an event for LGBTQ issues in the South, where empathy for the cause is perceived to be low, and Morgan's inclusion was a good idea before her antipathy for trans people came to light.
I mean, what do you do when one of the stars appearing has shared memes like this:
Morgan is approvingly passing on a nasty, anti-trans message that was initially posted by a group that is opposed to gay marriage.
She also shared this one, which is the tip of the iceberg as far as her anti-Obama tendencies:
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