Mickey Guyton responds to Twitter troll: “Bless your little heart”

Mickey Guyton has always been outspoken about being a black woman in country music, never hesitating to share the ups and downs of her career.

The country singer shared one of the stockings on her Instagram on Saturday January 8, showing the type of negative feedback sent to it. In his post, Guyton, 38, shared a screenshot of a racist message that was addressed to him on Twitter.

“@MickeyGuyton We don’t want your genre in country music!” the tweet to Guyton read in part. “All you talk about is your bloody race and your skin color!” “

In the caption, she wrote: “Started 2022 with a good ol ‘batch of racism. I am showing you this so that you can continue the fight for equality, love and acceptance.

The comments section of Guyton’s post was inundated with love and support for the singer from fans, peers and members of the country music community, condemning the Twitter user’s post to his intention.

Maren Morris, who has previously spoken about the lack of diversity in country music, lent her support to the singer, writing, “You are loved.

Questlove commented: “We are here with you. CONTINUE! (Also keep receipts 🤨).”

“So miserable and very sad,” wrote Al Roker’s wife Deborah Roberts. “Stay strong and focused on your beautiful work your beautiful soul !.”

“And they say it with their grip in full view,” country singer Cassadee Pope wrote. “You have Quest Love dealing with its support here, which means Mickey-18383292049430, Idiotic Internet Racist Troll-0.”

Country singer Brittney Spencer was well aware of what Guyton was going through, sharing her own experience as a racist jab on social media.

“I watched someone online basically say my cover of Hard Candy Christmas is like watching a white woman sing a nigga spiritual 🤔💀,” she wrote. “Ppl really shows up in these internet streets. “

Guyton also responded to the tweet on Twitter with humor and grace, writing: “Aww, little Sammy is upset in 2022. Bless your little heart.”

The Twitter user who originally tweeted the comment has since made his account private.

Guyton made history last year when he became the first black solo artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the country music category. She opened up in interviews about her role in country music and provided representation and inspiration to young girls.

In an interview with Tennessee Last November, she discussed her song “Love My Hair” and its meaning, explaining, “This song is about self-love.”

“We are talking about loving our hair as black women,” she continued. “It is also [about] really love who we are. I think a lot of us are so mean to ourselves, and we have to learn to love ourselves a bit. I really hope this will affect a lot of people.

Guyton’s hope for his music has come true, as demonstrated by a young student named Faith Fennidy, who presented the singer’s performance of the song at the 2021 Country Music Association Awards. It turns out that Fennidy was the inspiration for the song after she was kicked out of school at the age of 11 for her braided hair extensions, NBC News declared in 2018.

“A few years ago, I was kicked out of school because my braids were seen as a distraction,” Fennidy explained. “It was devastating for me. But the following artist created this song to make sure girls like me feel seen and loved. And that’s how you turn something painful into something very positive. With your help, we can work together to ensure the next generation grows up in a respectful and open world for natural hair.

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