Maren Morris Has No Regrets Over Speaking Out, Ruffling Feathers

Country music star Maren Morris says she never regrets speaking her mind or lashing out at online trolls and body shamers.

In an interview with Playboy, the singer said, “Every time I’ve spoken up or clapped back at some troll, it has been very much me. I wouldn’t go back on any of it, because they deserved it. Body shamers? They’re asking for it. I would never regret calling them out.”

Morris said that she lost “probably 5,000 followers” after posting a picture of Parkland shooting survivor Emma González to her social media.

“To not be able to share an opinion, or to lose fans and ticket sales over it, is so mind-boggling to me, because it’s an American right — a human right — to be able to voice your opinion,” Morris said.

“I don’t want to be one of those head-in-the-sand artists who’s only worried about keeping the money in my pocket,” she added. “I get only one life here, and if I’m going to be a musician and do this thing I’ve been given a gift for, I would like people to know what I believe in. This is where I stand, this is what I want, this is the world I want my kids to live in. That’s why I speak up when I do. It definitely ruffles feathers. Not many country artists speak up.”

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