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Miranda Lambert blasts online bullies who criticized photo with boyfriend

Miranda Lambert is blasting back against "cowardly" online bullies.

Fed up by nasty comments left beneath an Instagram photo of her and her boyfriend, R&B musician Anderson East, at the 2016 CMA Awards, the country star shared a candid note on a follow-up photo of her riding her horse, Leiani.

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

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"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," Lambert revealed in the peaceful photo's lengthy caption.

The 32-year-old "Vice" singer said it was a "blessing" to ride Leiani on her Tennessee farm while wearing "yoga pants and no make-up."

But, the night before, wrote the singer, "I was dolled up and 'out on the town' with my sweet man at the CMA awards in Nashville."

Lambert, whose four-year marriage to country singer Blake Shelton ended in July 2015, said she was "excited" about attending the show with 28-year-old East, her beau of one year.

But after she shared a chic red-carpet photo of them on Instagram, she was upset by a flurry of "judgmental and negative" comments.

The irate singer said the rude remarks were left by "cowardly people who hide behind keyboards."

"What a bunch of bull----" she wrote.

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Lambert included a quote by the late poet Maya Angelou that urged people to pay attention to "the power of words," and signed off by sarcastically thanking online bullies for "reminding me why I read books, write songs, and spend most of my time with animals and people I trust and love."

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