Miranda Lambert Takes Down Internet Trolls After Posting "Really Personal" Photo
Miranda Lambert is fed up with negative comments on social media. Late Thursday night, inspired by the cruel things people wrote about a photo she posted of herself and boyfriend Anderson East at the CMAs the previous day, the country singer took to Instagram with an eloquent condemnation of internet haters.
"Every now and then I decide to re-join the world of social media and post something really personal," Lambert began the lengthy caption she wrote alongside a photo of herself riding her beloved horse Leiani into the sunset. "Not promoting anyone or anything. Not selling a better version of myself to anyone or trying to look cool like we all do all the time. Just a picture that either I or someone I know and care about took the time to take and see the beauty in."
"Just now when I looked I realized so many comments were judgmental and negative," she went on to write, after revealing how excited she was to share the "dolled up and out on the town" photo with her "sweet" man.
"Cowardly people hiding behind a keyboard or a cell phone writing their useless comments about our eyes and clothes and body language. What a bunch of bull sh**. Thank y'all for reminding me why I read books, write songs, and spend most of my time with animals and people I trust and love."
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The 32-year-old "Vice" singer—who won the Female Vocalist of the Year award the night the besieged photo was taken—finished her impassioned message with a quote from Maya Angelou: "Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don't do that. Some day we'll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you."
Here, here, Miranda!