Entertainment Music Country Maren Morris Apologizes to 'RPDR' Queens for Country Music's Homophobia: 'I Love You Guys' "Thank you guys so much for inspiring me," Maren Morris told the drag queen contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race season 15 as she appeared as a guest judge on this week's episode By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 14, 2023 07:02 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Maren Morris. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Maren Morris is showing the LGBTQ community some southern hospitality. The Grammy Award winner, 32, appeared as a guest judge on this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 15, where she acknowledged the country music industry's sometimes homophobic attitudes during a backstage chat with the drag queen contestants on RPDR: Untucked. "Coming from country music and its relationship with LGBTQ+ members, I just want to say I'm sorry," she said. "And I love you guys for making me feel like a brave voice in country music. So, I just thank you guys so much for inspiring me." Maren Morris Says 'I'm Willing to Put My Ass on the Line' to Help Make Country Music More Inclusive "I'm gonna cry, I need to go," Morris joked as the contestants praised her for being such an outspoken LGBTQ ally. Morris has frequently used her platform to call out anti-LGBTQ behavior, taking aim at Candace Cameron Bure in November after the actress said that her new partnership with the Great American Family network will "keep traditional marriage at the core." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Make DJ [Tanner] gay again," she wrote in an Instagram comment, referring to Bure's Full House and Fuller House character. Maren Morris Raises $150K for Trans Nonprofits with Merch of Tucker Carlson's 'Lunatic' Dig The Humble Quest artist was also one of several to call out Jason Aldean's wife Brittany Kerr Aldean over a transphobic comment she made on Instagram in August. Their feud resulted in Morris raising more than $150,000 within a day for the Trans Lifeline and GLAAD's Transgender Media Program after selling shirts on her website printed with "Lunatic Country Music Person," referencing a dig made by Tucker Carlson during an interview with Brittany. Morris previously told PEOPLE she "didn't start making music to become an activist" but was inspired to speak up after "seeing the inequality in the genre I happened to come up in." RELATED VIDEO: Maren Morris Responds to Candace Cameron Bure's 'Traditional Marriage' Remark: 'Make DJ Gay Again' "It's not going to be an overnight thing to feel like it's more inclusive, but I am seeing it change for the better," she said last March. "Even if I've lost fans along the way, I'm truly willing to put my own ass on the line to stand up for what's right." "When you come to a show of mine, I want it to feel fun and safe. And anyone from any walk of life can show up that night and know that they will be accepted. So if I have to slap off some randos along the way, it's honestly for the betterment of country music," Morris added. RuPaul's Drag Race airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.