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Maren Morris Advocates For Change During Variety’s Hitmakers Speech


Maren Morris used her acceptance speech during Variety’s Hitmakers event in Los Angeles Saturday (December 2nd) to advocate for change.

According to People, the recipient of the Changemaker Award winner told the audience, “If you dare criticize blatant misogyny, racism, transphobia within the ranks of your industry, you're met with isolation, death threats, labeled as ungrateful, biting the hand that fed you or diminishingly told to just shut up and sing.”

She spoke of her “musical heroines,” including Taylor Swift, The Chicks, Sinead O’Connor and Billie Holiday and added that these “brave” women taught her that “you have to be a giant pain in the a– to make any kind of change, because you're criticizing and trying to dismantle a status quo and making comfortable people feel uncomfortable.”