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Carrie Underwood Facing Backlash After Liking Tweet Supporting Right-Wing Commentator's Anti-Mask Speech Calling School Mandate 'Child Abuse'

Aug. 17 2021, Published 8:32 p.m. ET

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Country singer Carrie Underwood is facing intense backlash after she appeared to reveal her take on kids wearing masks in school.

Earlier today, fans noticed the former American Idol contestant liked a tweet by conservative commentator Matt Walsh.

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He posted a video of himself speaking at the Metro Nashville school board meeting earlier this week. He wrote, "Here is my speech to the Nashville School Board where I spoke out against the cruel and indefensible mask mandate for children."

in the video, Walsh railed against the school board mandating children wear masks at school. He shouted, "I have listened to your arguments and i've noticed they are missing a few things, namely evidence, data, science, common sense and basic human dignity."

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He ranted about his belief Covid poses no risk to children and was applauded by half the room. Walsh argued forcing children to wear masks was a form of "child abuse". During the 2-minute speech, he claimed to oppose "teaching them that the air is toxic that everyone around them is sick."

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Underwood's "like" is a clear indication her beliefs are aligned with those in the video. Fans have not been kind since finding out.

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

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"Carrie Underwood being a God-over-Science person is the least surprising thing I’ve heard today. Delta take the wheel…," joked another.

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Another showed the star support telling the critics to back up. The fan wrote, "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."

"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," remarked one hostile fan.

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Walsh caught wind of the heat the singer is facing and addressed it on Twitter. He wrote, "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."

Underwood is married to Mike Fisher and they share two sons, Isiah and James. In 2019, the singer spoke about staying away from politics. She told The Guardian, "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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