Maren Morris is speaking out following the death of country music icon Charley Pride, who died from coronavirus complications just one month after attending the 2020 CMA Awards in Nashville.
The show took place indoors at the Music City Center and, unlike most other awards shows this past year, the CMAs were held with an audience present.
The awards show was held indoors at the Music City Center and an audience was present, unlike most awards shows happening in the pandemic.
“I don’t want to jump to conclusions because no family statement has been made, but if this was a result of the CMAs being indoors, we should all be outraged. Rest in power, Charley,” Maren tweeted.
Let’s be clear, Maren was at the show and fans were quick to call her out — but she did take accountability.
One fan addressed her directly, saying, “Coming from an artist that also attended the indoor event.”
Maren replied to that tweet and said, “hence ‘WE’ should be outraged.”
hence “WE” should be outraged.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) December 12, 2020
COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black and brown people. Out of ALL of the country music stars in attendance, it’s not lost on us that one of the few Black people in the room is now dead and it *might* be related to his attendance.
Maren is right — everyone should be outraged.