The rise in social media has given people easier access to celebrities and that’s not always a good thing. On many occasions, stars have found themselves the subject of nasty tweets, Instagram shaming and more.
There are a lot of country stars who have fallen victim to people who seemingly have too much time on their hands, but that doesn’t mean they have to put up with it. While some stars may stay silent, others fight back. Here are 10 country stars who have no problem slamming internet trolls.
Last spring, Carrie Underwood was furious when a man was bullying her trainer, Erin Oprea, on social media.
The man snapped a photo of Oprea working out on the sidelines at her son’s soccer game. Under the post he asks, “would it be wrong of me to tell her that every dad at the soccer field thinks her standing out front with her jump rope for two hours only screams she wants attention? And I can only imagine what the soccer moms are thinking.”
Oprea retaliated with a post of her own and Underwood applauded her.
“Way to go, Erin! Use someone else’s negativity to help others. That man obviously has a big problem…with himself,” she wrote in an Instagram post addressing the incident. Underwood went on shaming the man for bullying stating clearly that it is just “not cool.”
Way to go, Erin! Use someone else's negativity to help others. That man obviously has a big problem…with himself. I only hope he can learn to like himself someday so he can be an adult and stop bullying others for bettering themselves! Check out the blog erinoprea.com Ok…I see lots of confused comments…I guess I should explain a bit further. This guy felt the need to post this pic of my friend and trainer, Erin Oprea, along with some really insecure and mean comments. He was shaming her for getting in some exercise during her son's soccer game. Not cool.
Blake Shelton is no stranger to coming in contact with Twitter trolls. He gives out just as much as he takes. In his latest battle back in March of this year, Shelton ingeniously responds to remarks of his wardrobe.
“If I had to guess, @blakeshelton owns 5 shirts and they are all the same black 3/4 length button up,” the Tweet read. Shelton responded simply with two words.
Actually 6 https://t.co/xoUAH3ddhd
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) March 17, 2017
Chris Young and Cassadee Pope have developed a strong bond over the years. Together, they released the No. 1 hit single “Think Of You,” and performed the tune together all over the globe.
During a solo performance at one of his shows this past October, a fan tweeted out to Chris Young.
When Chris Young saw the tweet, he had no problem fighting back in Pope’s defense.
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) October 2, 2016
Jessie James Decker
Bullying will not be tolerated by Jessie James Decker especially when those are lashing out at her husband, Eric Decker. When Decker was a part of the NY Jets in 2014, he asked fans to explain what they loved most about the team. Fans slammed the quarterback with all kinds of negative tweets.
“Because I’m a masochist and enjoy the weekly abuse,” one fan tweeted. Another tweeted they loved the Jets because “no matter how bad this team is, it always seems to get worse.”
Jessie James Decker responded in her husband’s defense.
You think he really cares what y'all think haters? He's laughing his ass alllll the way home…. Life is pretty good here. Can't complain
— Jessie James Decker (@JessieJDecker) October 30, 2014
Kacey Musgraves’ straight-forward attitude has won her both fans and critics. She was once accosted by a beauty queen for not staying for photos after a performance. This past December, a guy named Rob took to Twitter to express his opinion of the singer.
“Kacey Musgraves is overrated,” Rob Tweeted.
She cleverly responded with a mom joke.
your mom's overrated https://t.co/oUqoQsRuW1
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) December 4, 2016
Don’t mess with the Gamecocks in front of Darius Rucker. A scheduled concert by Rucker for the Carolina team was not taken well by its bitter rivals of Clemson University. A host of tweets back and forth between Rucker and Clemson fans was laughable, but the one below threw some serious shade.
Yes u won in football but go see who has more Nattys. Look it up. And tonight. We will take the concert. https://t.co/MJbM75hk2w
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) April 5, 2017
If you’ve ever been to a Kelsea Ballerini concert, you’ll definitely laugh at the Twitter troll who thinks she can’t play guitar.
“If you’re going to pretend to play the guitar, at least be good at it,” they tweeted to Ballerini.
The original tweet has since been deleted, most likely out of embarrassment, after Ballerini’s “in your face” response.
Uhhhh I do 3 songs acoustic? Like literally just my guitar? Maybe try less beer? https://t.co/9o9B4ekhZR
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) March 26, 2017
Kip Moore is one of the most unapologetically real artists in today’s music scene. If you don’t like him, he doesn’t care. But if you mess with his fans, he’ll come running for you. A few years back, Moore saw trolls poking fun at fan photos on his Facebook page and here’s what he had to say to them.
Social media has become an open forum for assholes who think its cool to express their asshole cowardly hide behind a…
Miranda Lambert is too busy saving dogs and writing legendary songs to worry about haters. She addressed a host of people leaving judgmental and negative comments on a photo posted to her Instagram of her and beau, Anderson East, at this year’s CMA Awards.
“He is not the one for you,” “I love your music, but it looks like your dating a teenager,” and “you look so sad” are among the many comments.
Along with the photo Lambert responded with a photo of her horseback riding and urged people to be careful with their words.
Maren Morris is taking country music by storm and paving the way for the growth of females in the industry. So when someone on Twitter tried to put her down, we can only imagine how many “amens” Morris had to say in her head before replying.
“@MarenMorris you’re a disgrace to country music,” someone named Kelsey tweeted just a couple weeks after Morris had one New Artist of the Year at the 2016 Country Music Awards.
Her first tweet in response said:
Followed quickly by the nail in the coffin.
I'll keep thinking about my disgrace to country music every time I look at my CMA. 😉
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) November 19, 2016
If you don’t like Maren Morris, stay out of her church.