Miranda Lambert is getting “personal” about online trolling.
The country singer, 32, took to Instagram early Friday to post a candid photo of herself riding a horse — and address the “judgmental and negative” comments hurled at her following her night out at the 50th Annual CMA Awards with her boyfriend Anderson East.
“Last night I was all dolled up and ‘out on the town’ with my sweet man at the CMA awards in Nashville. I was excited about the night and posted a picture. Just now when I looked I realized so many comments were judgmental and negative,” she wrote of an Instagram photo showing her alongside East, 28, on the award show’s red carpet.
Every now and then I decide to re-join the world of social media and post something really personal. 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. This is one of those moments that im proud of. My friend Tommy snapped it on a trail ride on his phone at golden hour on the farm in TN. What a blessing. I'm wearing yoga pants and no makeup and im on the back of my beloved Leiani. A Gypsy Vanner horse. 💗. But… Last night I was all dolled up and "out on the town" with my sweet man at the CMA awards in Nashville. I was excited about the night and posted a picture. Just now when I looked I realized so many comments were judgmental and negative. 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 shit. 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. And one last thing….. "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." Maya Angelou
In the photo, Lambert and East cuddled close, both donning sweet smirks as they posed for photos. But soon, social media users took to the post’s comment section, writing that Lambert “looks miserable” and “just doesn’t look happy.” Some even took aim at East’s appearance.
Lambert addressed the criticism in the follow-up Instagram post, calling the social media trolls “cowardly.”
“Cowardly people hiding behind a keyboard or a cell phone writing their useless comments about our eyes and clothes and body language,” the “Vice” singer continued. “What a bunch of bulls—. 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.”
East too posted an Instagram photo of himself and Lambert the night of the award show, writing, “I was the big winner last night!”
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Along with gracing the red carpet at the award show, Lambert also graced the stage with a performance of “Vice,” a track off her forthcoming album The Weight of These Wings, due out Nov. 18.