John Rich is defending Carrie Underwood after the American Idol alum preferred a tweet protesting masks mandates at colleges.
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, quite a few Twitter customers observed that the “Jesus Take the Wheel” singer had preferred a tweet from conservative determine Matt Walsh, who shared a video of his Aug. 10 speech on the Nashville School Board assembly. In the two-minute clip, he preferred a masks mandate to “child abuse,” writing in his caption that forcing kids to put on masks is “cruel and indefensible.”
Underwood’s obvious help for Walsh’s statements sparked backlash throughout social media, with some jokingly remarking, “Jesus take the wheel indeed.”
Amid the controversy, which briefly trended on-line, the Big and Rich artist spoke out in protection of his fellow nation singer. “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 :)” he wrote. “You see what’s going on here? It’s ‘freedom of speech unless you disagree with the mob.’ #CarrieTakeTheWheel “