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Is Carrie Underwood anti-mask? Singer slammed for liking Mark Walsh's tweet opposing mandate

Carrie Underwood was slammed on social media after liking conservative commentator Mark Walsh's tweet on anti-mask mandates
UPDATED AUG 18, 2021
Carrie Underwood slammed on social media for liking conservative commentator Mark Walsh's tweet on anti-mask mandates (Twitter/carrieunderwood)
Carrie Underwood slammed on social media for liking conservative commentator Mark Walsh's tweet on anti-mask mandates (Twitter/carrieunderwood)

As America continues to reel against the coronavirus, country singer Carrie Underwood was chastised on social media after liking a conservative blogger's anti-mask mandate tweet, news outlets reported on Tuesday, August 17.

Masks are still mandatory to wear in the United States. In March, after Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced their plans to allow businesses to reopen at full capacity and lift mask mandates, President Joe Biden expressed his views, calling the moves a “big mistake.”


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Walsh's sentiments were supported by the 38-year-old musician, who gave a simple heart reaction to his two-minute-long video message to the Nashville School Board last week. Fans were outraged to learn that the American Idol backed anti-mask beliefs despite the ongoing global epidemic, which has killed over four million people and seen cases of the extremely contagious Delta form spread across the globe.

Walsh makes multiple false comments before the Board of Education in the film, claiming that COVID provides "almost no risk to our kids at all," with "only.008" deaths out of over four million cases where children were inflicted with the virus. With applause from the parents in attendance, he stated that forcing children to wear masks can be classed as "child abuse."

"What if a parent forced his kid to wear a football helmet all day everyday, for fear of falling coconuts and meteors? If you saw that, you would say he’s abusive," he said in his alarming argument. The blogger slammed the school board for teaching children "that the air is toxic, that everyone around them is sick." Walsh, in support of Underwood, tweeted: "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." In another tweet he said: "Like anyone else, I am upset and disturbed that Carrie Underwood liked one of my tweets. She should know better than to indirectly endorse the opinions of an extremist and scoundrel such as myself. Her lack of judgment is appalling. I demand that she renounce me and apologize."



'Glad about Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks'

Fans chastised the country singer for liking the post despite his support for progressive causes in the past. "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," said Jeremy Hooper, political consultant and strategist. "Seeing people react to Carrie Underwood being an anti-vaxxer makes me glad legend Dolly Parton helped bankroll one and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks has been pushing for masks, vaccines and social distancing all along," said a Twitter user. "Wait... so you're telling me that Carrie Underwood, a country music singer who had a hit song called, "Jesus Take the Wheel" is conservative!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!!" said author Tim Young.




'Hitler's children'

Others supported her. "I say @carrieunderwood can like whatever tweet she wants to like. Who are "they" to shout her down? Watch out, she's a tough Okie gal:) You see what's going on here? It's "freedom of speech unless you disagree with the mob." #CarrieTakeTheWheel," said a fan. "So let me get this straight. Progressive celebs are allowed to fundraise for Democratic candidates, shower Planned Parenthood with glory, and call for defunding the police, but Carrie Underwood, who never says a word about politics, may not *like a Matt Walsh tweet.*," said another. "People are mad at Carrie Underwood for having an opinion that’s where we are with these woke fools. They look more like Hitlers children by the day," a third chipped in.




'Delta take the wheel'

"Carrie Underwood being a God-over-Science person is the least surprising thing I’ve heard today. Delta take the wheel…," said a netizen. "I’m going to say something that is going to be hard for some of you to hear. Yes Carrie Underwood is absolutely conservative. So are a lot of stars you love. Get over it," said another.