Maren Morris Raises $100,000 for Trans Nonprofits Using Tucker Carlson’s ‘Lunatic’ Dig Merch

Maren Morris has raised more than $100,000 for trans rights organizations since launching a T-shirt line during her feud with Brittany Aldean.

After appearing on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show amid social media drama over transgender rights, Aldean, 32, released the shirts benefiting Trans Lifeline and GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program.

“*ATTN LUNATICS* New shirt in the shop. All proceeds will be split between @translifeline & the @glaad Transgender Media Program,” Morris captioned a photo of the shirt.

The shirt contains her name and the words “Lunatic Country Music Person,” a reference to the moniker Carlson, 53, gave her during Thursday’s segment with Aldean. The Trans Lifeline phone number is also printed on the shirts.

Morris later gave an update on the amount of money the merch raised within 15 hours. “$63K in 2 hours. Y’all are insane (or lunatic),” she wrote on her Instagram Story, before giving another update: “We’re at over $100K raised.” A GLAAD rep confirmed to PEOPLE on Saturday that proceeds had exceeded $100,000.

According to People, Brittany Aldean, the wife of Jason Aldean, previously drew criticism from Morris and others in the country music industry after disparaging transgender parents on Instagram.

“I’d really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life,” she captioned a makeup reveal video. The comment came amid ongoing debate and efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming care.

Morris responded on Twitter: “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie.”

After facing criticism from the likes of Morris, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, and more, Brittany shared another statement on her Instagram Story.

“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 part.

“Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly, that they’re willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren’t old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions,” Brittany added. “Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions.”

Brittany attempted to back her remarks in an Instagram post on Wednesday, sharing photos of herself and Jason’s sister Kasi Rosa Wicks modeling merch that said: “Don’t Tread on Our Kids.”

“Per usual, my words have been taken out of context over the last week. Instead of getting twisted about the twisting of my words, I’ve chosen to bring some good out of it,” she wrote in the caption, announcing that proceeds will benefit Operation Light Shine, a nonprofit that works against human trafficking and child exploitation.

According to HRC, at least 13 states have signed anti-LGBTQ legislation into law, and another 23 have introduced such bills in 2022 alone, with many of those laws targeting transgender youth and gender-affirming care.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has increased his attacks on transgender youth, directing the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate parents for child abuse after providing gender-affirming care to their children. Florida and Alabama have since enacted similar laws.

Last month, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion stating that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 applies to those suffering from gender dysphoria, potentially opening the way for access to gender-affirming care.

President Joe Biden recently pledged his support to trans citizens during Transgender Day of Visibility in March, and he’s continued to urge Congress to pass the long-overdue Equality Act.