Leftist Twitter users reacted in outrage Tuesday afternoon after country music star Carrie Underwood “liked” a post from Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh.
The post in question featured a video of Walsh addressing a Nashville school board over its decision to institute a mask mandate for all students for the 2021-2022 school year. Said Walsh:
You in the school board have decided that our kids should go to school all day every day wearing muzzles like rabid dogs. I have listened to your arguments and I’ve noticed that they’re missing a few things, namely evidence, data, science, common sense and basic human decency … If you think I’m exaggerating, then how would you respond to a parent who forced his kid to wear a football helmet every day, all day, for fear of falling coconuts and meteors? … You would say to that parent that he is abusive, that he is forcing his kid to participate in this utterly insane charade in order to satisfy his delusional psychotic hypochondria … You do it to make yourselves feel better and to protect yourselves politically. The child’s mask is a symbolic security blanket for you, not them. It’s a disgrace and you should all be ashamed.
The school board voted to mandate masks for all students after the CDC updated its guidance on masking in schools. “Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant, CDC recommends universal indoor masking by all students (age 2 and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status,” the guidance reads.