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Billy Eichner says Carrie Underwood blocked him on Twitter after he responded to her anti-mask re-tweet

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It seems Carrie Underwood didn’t enjoy being called out for exchanging anti-mask rhetoric. In 2021, comedian Billy Eichner shared that Underwood blocked him on Twitter. During an appearance in 2022 on See what’s happening live with Andy CohenEichner revealed that he believes Underwood blocked him for calling her out over the spread of anti-mask rhetoric during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On September 27, 2022, Eichner performed See what’s happening live with Andy Cohen to promote his film brothers. During the performance, a fan asked Eichner if he ever found out why Underwood blocked him on Twitter.

“Carrie Underwood blocked me on Twitter, which I consider a great honor,” Eichner said. “It was one of the biggest thrills of my life. You know, take Jesus, Jesus, follow me on twitter, I guess I don’t know.”

“Did you tweet nasty shit about her?” Cohen asked.

“I think I was — OK, there was one thing where, at the height of COVID, she posted and retweeted a speech by a Republican saying kids in schools don’t have to wear masks. way of making their political views known for the first time. And I guess I made some jokes about it. It went viral on Twitter and I guess she didn’t like that,” Eichner explained.

In August 2021, Underwood liked a tweet from a political commentator named Matt Walsh. This drew immediate backlash from fans.

“…I don’t care who carries the votes because she’s clearly conservative. My problem is that not wearing a mask is incredibly selfish. Wearing a mask is the EASIEST way to show human compassion during this matter. I’m so over anti-masker,” wrote one fan on Reddit.

Another fan argued on Reddit, “She’s the PRO parent’s choice for their kid. There is a difference. There are many people who are for masks + vaccine but have a choice.”

Amid all the debate surrounding Underwood’s Twitter likes, Eichner shared that the country singer blocked him in one tweet. The comedian posted a screenshot of Underwood’s profile showing that he was blocked with the caption “ICONIC.”

According to Buzzfeed, Eichner originally tweeted that Underwood blocked him before engaging in the anti-masking debate.

Buzzfeed reports that Eichner’s deleted tweet read: “And for the record, I didn’t even tweet about your anti-mask views yesterday. She had ALREADY blocked me! I’m taking a little twitter break now because honestly this is one of the proudest moments of my career and it’s going to be hard to top. Love you all.”

Based on his looks See what’s happening live with Andy CohenEichner seems to have recently assumed that Underwood must have blocked him because of the backlash she received for her Twitter.

Regardless of their reasoning or what Eichner assumes, Eichner is clearly proud that Underwood blocked him. In his movie brothershis character is also blocked by Underwood.

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