Seven-time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood, 38, is facing extensive backlash on Twitter after liking an anti-mask Tweet from conservative commentator Matt Walsh.
Twitter users are blasting the country superstar for supporting Walsh’s post, which showcased a video of his speech at a recent Nashville Schools Board meeting where he “spoke out against the cruel and indefensible mask mandate for children.”
Not this … pic.twitter.com/TP8KT2YaJ1
— Keith Edwards (@keithedwards) August 17, 2021
In the clip, Walsh said that he believes Covid-19 poses “almost no threat to our kids at all,” and that a mask mandate should be seen as “child abuse.” He went on to criticize the school board for “teaching them that the air is toxic, that everyone around them is sick.”
Underwood has yet to speak out about the situation, however, at the time of publication, she is currently trending worldwide on Twitter as many users continue to share their disappoint over her support of the anti-mask comment.
“I just deleted all of Carrie Underwood songs from my Spotify. I’m not supporting that! #WearAMask,” one user wrote.
Another user shared, “Carrie Underwood being a God-over-Science person is the least surprising thing I’ve heard today. Delta take the wheel…”
Some users supported Underwood as well.
“@carrieunderwood don’t apologize the mob hates you already! We love you and God loves you,” wrote one fan. Another shared, “Well @carrieunderwood you’re a legend always have been and always will be. Who cares what the leftest mob thinks. People have to learn to move on.”
Carrie Underwood liked my video and now the mob is coming for her. She should know better than to like something that they don’t like. This is an unforgivable sin. https://t.co/ksPEKrnCnT
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 17, 2021
Walsh responded to Underwood’s support of his Tweet on Tuesday, writing, “Carrie Underwood liked my video and now the mob is coming for her. She should know better than to like something that they don’t like. This is an unforgivable sin.”
Masking children in schools is a hot topic in the state of Tennessee this week. Governor Bill Lee, a Republican, signed an executive order on Monday (Aug. 16) allowing parents to opt out of mask mandates at school.
The executive order comes as the state of Tennessee is reporting a surge in Covid-19 cases among children. According to Tennessee Department of Health data, 9,074 school-aged children have tested positive for the virus in the past 14 days. The number of children infected has increased by 950% in just one month, according to Fox 17.