Former “American Idol” winner and nation singer Carrie Underwood was criticized by social media customers after apparently liking a tweet that criticized faculty masks mandates.
The nation music icon reportedly “liked” a tweet by blogger and podcast host Matt Walsh from Aug. 12, during which he criticized the Metro Nashville Public School district throughout a board assembly over mask-mandates.
“Here is my speech to the Nashville School Board where I spoke out against the cruel and indefensible mask mandate for children,” Walsh’s tweet learn.
Here is my speech to the Nashville School Board the place I spoke out in opposition to the merciless and indefensible masks mandate for youngsters pic.twitter.com/Eq5IFsKyja
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshWeblog) August 12, 2021
Shortly after a screenshot started to flow into that depicted Underwood’s account “liking the tweet,” a number of customers on Twitter have been fast to criticize the nation icon’s determination. (RELATED: Former NFL Quarterback Jay Cutler Dropped From Uber Eats Commercial Over Anti-Mask Views)
Not this … pic.twitter.com/TP8KT2YaJ1
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) August 17, 2021
Several Twitter customers started calling Underwood an “anti-vaxxer” and an “anti-masker,”and different customers shared memes to mock the singer for her determination.
carrie underwood liking an anti masks tweet may be my thirteenth cause pic.twitter.com/5xUGZjMtca
— matt (@mattxiv) August 17, 2021
carrie underwood being an anti-vaxxer pic.twitter.com/JETOgGmBGX
— d (@notkingdeficit) August 17, 2021
The Legendary Dolly Parton helped to fund Moderna’s vaccine.
Carrie Underwood appreciated a tweet by an anti-vaccine MAGA propagandist.
Always be a Dolly.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 18, 2021
Others on Twitter, primarily right-wing influencers, defended Underwood’s determination to love the tweet, which included a joke tweet from Walsh himself through the on-line backlash.
“I am upset and disturbed that Carrie Underwood liked one of my tweets,” Walsh tweeted. “She should know better than to indirectly endorse the opinions of an extremist and scoundrel such as myself.”
Like anybody else, I’m upset and disturbed that Carrie Underwood appreciated one in all my tweets. She ought to know higher than to not directly endorse the opinions of an extremist and scoundrel comparable to myself. Her lack of judgment is appalling. I demand that she resign me and apologize.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshWeblog) August 17, 2021
Others, together with “Act For America” founder and chairwoman Brigitte Gabriel, known as Underwood a “Patriot,” whereas different customers mocked left-wing twitter accounts for his or her response to the state of affairs.
I stand WITH Carrie Underwood!
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) August 18, 2021
.@Twitter all the time feigns concern about their platform getting used for mob exercise and cyber-bullying.
Then they create a blurb/trending matter to raise principally random Twitter lunatics attacking Carrie Underwood as a result of she appreciated a tweet from a Conservative. pic.twitter.com/451PjRwtu3
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 17, 2021
Wait… so that you’re telling me that Carrie Underwood, a rustic music singer who had successful tune known as, “Jesus Take the Wheel” is conservative!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 17, 2021
Several situations of backlash in opposition to faculty masks mandates have occurred from disgruntled mother and father, together with one demonstration earlier in August in Franklin, Tennessee, who chanted “we will not comply” after the County Board of Education accredited new masks mandates.
Recently, a number of Texas faculty districts have defied an govt order by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, issuing masks mandates in faculties to guard in opposition to the “delta” variant of COVID-19.