Miranda Lambert responded to negative comments by posting a picture of her in her natural element: riding a horse.
During last year's CMA awards, Miranda Lambert posted a picture on Instagram of her and her then-new love interest, Anderson East, on the red carpet.
I had a great time last night celebrating country music at the CMA awards with my sweet ❤️ by my side! @andersoneast I'm a lucky girl! #cma50thanniversary #countrymusic #nashville #myBAMAboy #anothervice Thanks to our wonderful Glam team for making us feel so special! Best in the biz! 🙎❤️👗@georgeshobeika 👕:@tiffanygiffordstyle 💃dress by : 👗✂️:@aubreyhyde 💇:@johnnylavoy 💄: @moanilee 🙎color: @thedryhousenashville #weforgottoglamjam
Among the almost 2,000 comments were a surprising number of "judgmental and negative" messages and Lambert was rightly upset. But instead of lashing back at some of her upset followers, the country star posted a picture of her riding her Gypsy Vanner horse named Leiani.
She wanted people to know where she felt most at home and comfortable with herself: trail riding in Tennessee.
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
Lambert is a country girl at heart and wants her fans to know how she sees herself and when she thinks she is the most beautiful, which happens to be while she is riding a horse.
It is admirable that Lambert has the capacity to rise above the hateful comments about how she lives her life. She powerfully concludes her Instagram post with a meaningful Maya Angelou quote:
"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."
She also proves that sometimes getting on the back of your favorite horse and riding off into the sunset is the best therapy.
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