Country Singers Call Out Morgan Wallen’s Use Of N-Word

“Country music, do better.”

You may know country singer Morgan Wallen for his music, or for the time he was pulled from Saturday Night Live after violating their COVID-19 protocols in October 2020. He was seen partying maskless.

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Well, on Tuesday, TMZ published a video that shows Wallen saying the n-word.

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In the clip, Wallen — who reportedly was drunk and coming home from a night out in Nashville — tells one of the men he’s with to “take care of this pussy-ass motherfucker,” and “take care of this pussy-ass n*****.”

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“I’m embarrassed and sorry,” Wallen told TMZ. “I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”

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According to Variety, Cumulus Media — the second largest country music radio chain — has pulled the singer’s music from airplay.

And now, country singers are denouncing the singer and the racist language he used. Here are some of the celebrities who have spoken out:

Maren Morris:

It actually IS representative of our town because this isn’t his first “scuffle” and he just demolished a huge streaming record last month regardless. We all know it wasn’t his first time using that word. We keep them rich and protected at all costs with no recourse.

Lauren Jenkins:

“I promise to do better” is how you address exercise and healthy eating habits to yourself…. not about hurling racial slurs

Leah Turner:

He will get another chance… boys will be boys ,right!? Isn’t that the get outta jail free card? The chances he’s been given would never be given to a women and then he has the audacity to speak this way! Country music, do better.

Mickey Guyton:

I question on a daily basis as to why I continue to fight to be in an industry that seems to hate me so much. But then I realize there is a new artist of color, all bright eyed and excited to be in this industry.

I love country music so much. There are amazing people in this genre behind the scenes and in front of the cameras that have kept me sane all these years. Those are the people we must keep reminding ourselves are out there and worth supporting and listening to.

Twitter: @MickeyGuyton

We will update this story if more country singers address the situation.

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