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Carrie Underwood Faces Backlash For Liking Tweet Supporting Children Not Wearing Masks At School

Aug. 17 2021, Published 7:47 p.m. ET

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This country singer made her opinion known with just one thumbs up. Carrie Underwood took to Twitter on Tuesday, August 17, to 'like' a tweet about a speech made by conservative commentator Matt Walsh, who protested school mask mandates in Tennessee.

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The right wing commentator shared a clip of his speech, writing alongside the video, "Here is my speech to the Nashville School Board where I spoke out against the cruel and indefensible mask mandate for children."

During Walsh's speech, he stated that the coronavirus poses “almost no threat to our kids at all,” and that the mandate should be considered “child abuse.”

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After news of Underwood's social media activity made its rounds, fans expressed their disappointment.

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One user tweeted, "Not you, Carrie Underwood. Not you. I really dunno how to take this. So many of my faves turning into nuts over masks and vaccines. Do y’all know how much I love Carrie Underwood?" while another stated, "It’s not just that Carrie Underwood liked an anti-mask tweet. It’s that Carrie Underwood liked an anti-mask tweet from Matt Walsh, one of those most negligently histrionic voices on the topic of protecting kids from COVID."

Another user wrote, "Carrie Underwood being Anti Vaxx….anyways we still stan Kelly Clarkson forever the best winner of American Idol."

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The "Blown Away" singer — who shares Isaiah, 6, and Jacob, 2, with husband Mike Fisher — has said in the past that she prefers to "stay far out" of politics. In a 2019 interview with The Guardian, the 38-year-old said, “I feel like more people try to pin me places politically....I try to stay far out of politics if possible, at least in public, because nobody wins. It’s crazy. Everybody tries to sum everything up and put a bow on it, like it’s black and white. And it’s not like that.”

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