Carrie Underwood was caught shooting daggers at Luke Bryan at the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday after he cracked a joke about Aaron Rodgers’ misleading vaccine comments.
Bryan, 45, opened the show by assuring viewers that the CMAs were “following all the health protocols to keep everyone safe” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is so great to be here with all my fellow artists — tested and together. Or immunized? Who is it? Just playing,” Bryan quipped, referencing Rodgers, 37, describing himself as “immunized” before ultimately conceding that he was unvaccinated against the virus.
The cameras then cut to Underwood, 38, and showed her sitting in the audience giving Bryan the side-eye to end all side-eyes.
The “Before He Cheats” singer has seemingly been on Team Rodgers amid the controversy, as she “liked” her husband Mike Fisher’s recent Instagram post supporting the Green Bay Packers quarterback.
“I stand with @aaronrodgers12,” the retired NHL player, 41, wrote on Saturday. “I believe in the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies and the freedom of conscience.”
He went on to claim, “Science clearly shows the vaccinated spread covid at basically the same rate as the unvaccinated. The @nhl @nfl and other leagues are ignoring the science and choosing to coerce and punish unvaccinated players with these restrictions.”
The CDC has said that “a growing body of evidence” suggests vaccines greatly reduce the risk of transmitting the novel coronavirus.
Fisher ended his post by urging his followers to “fight for [their] medical freedom” and “stand up now before it’s too late.”
Underwood, who married the Canadian athlete in July 2010 and shares two sons with him, previously came under fire for “liking” a tweet condemning the “abusive” mask mandate in Nashville schools.