Maren Morris Said Red Wine Was 'Gross,' & Kelly Clarkson Needed To Fix That


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Maren Morris caught up with Kelly Clarkson on the “Kellyoke” queen’s talk show, and Clarkson took the opportunity to take care of some unfinished business.

“We need to get into something very important though,” Clarkson said as she reviewed one of Morris’ tweets from 2018, and her own response to it. In July of 2018, Morris wrote: “Guys, I hate to tell you this, but red wine is gross,” hash-tagging the hot take, “Unrefined Palate.”

Clarkson wouldn’t stand for it, calling the “Circles Around This Town” singer’s tweet “blasphemy.” She tweeted back: “I mean, maybe you haven’t had the right class of Pinot Noir is all I’m saying. This calls for a winery tour! Seriously, we have to fix this. #CodeRedWine”

Naturally, the original American Idol icon couldn’t help but ask about any important updates. “Have you changed your mind?” Clarkson asked Morris. “Do you like wine at all now?”

Morris, who wore a stunning bright yellow dress on the show, assured the “Kellyoke” queen that she’s trying to “get cooler with reds,” though she tends to prefer white wines instead. Still, Clarkson insisted she would “like to change your mind,” and called for a cart to wheel out from backstage offering a glass of Pinot Noir.

Morris admitted that the description of the red wine went “in one ear,” and “out the other” (though she said, “I like the words” included in the description). “Will it get me drunk?” Morris asked, and Clarkson emphatically replied, “YES.”

After sipping the wine, Morris determined that Pinot Noirs are “the only kind of red wine I can drink.” Her social media followers also applauded her “red wine era” when Morris said in a recent tweet: “I take back everything I’ve ever said. Red wine is supreme.” Watch her re-evaluate red wine on The Kelly Clarkson Show below:

Morris is one of many artists included in the star-studded lineup at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Fans can tune in and watch the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival via an exclusive stream each night on September 23 and 24 on The CW app and CWTV.com. The CW Network will also broadcast a two-night television special this October. Additionally, the festival will be broadcast live for fans via iHeartRadio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets, and on the iHeartRadio app.


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