Maren Morris Defends Topless Photo After Being ‘Slut-Shamed’
Maren Morris was forced to defend her topless Playboy photos after fans "slut-shamed" her.
The country star teased a preview of her upcoming feature in the magazine's "Gender + Sexuality" issue" on Tuesday (June 11) with two photos posted to Instagram. The topless pics see the smiling 29-year-old seated on a chair wearing nothing but a cowboy hat, red jeans and cow-print boots.
"Strip it down. Something with @playboy is coming next week..." she wrote alongside the shots.
The images are very tasteful and very sexy, and most people are praising them online. However, some of her fans aren't happy and have criticized her decision to pose half nude. One even went as far as saying they're no longer a fan.
But the comments didn't get Morris down. She later defended her decision and addressed her haters head-on by reminding them that this is her life and she's not going to let anyone bring her down.
“The thing about me is, I make music for myself,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “I learned later that it touches others, which is the most wonderful byproduct of a songwriter’s calling. Some can slut-shame me for my lyrics about sex, and you can put me in your little box, but I just want to live and love.”
As a matter of fact, the "GIRL" singer is proud of her Playboy photos. She added, “I recently accepted myself and will put these photos in a frame because I’ll never have this moment back. Can’t wait for you to read my interview with @playboy in their ‘Gender + Sexuality’ issue next week. I drop some truthy too.”
She followed that up with another tweet, writing, "Don't fence me in."