Carrie Underwood usually keeps her personal and political beliefs close to the chest, but yesterday (8/17) she slipped a bit she liked an anti-mask Tweet from conservative commentator and host of The Matt Walsh Show, Matt Walsh on Twitter.
The reaction and fan backlash have been severe.
In the Tweeted video 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.”
August 17, 2021
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.— Mike Sarzo (@mikesarzo) August 17, 2021
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. 😬— Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) August 17, 2021
Of course, not everyone had an issue with Underwood liking the video.
If you are coming after Carrie Underwood, you need to get a life.— Tyler (@tyler0710) August 17, 2021
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.*— Alexandra DeSanctis Marr (@xan_desanctis) August 18, 2021
@carrieunderwood Thank You! for standing up for kids who are forced to wear Masks in School!!— Mark Springer (@markspringer753) August 18, 2021
Walsh commented about the backlash himself tweeting:
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
Carrie has yet to address the issue publically.