Maren Morris Defends Topless Playboy Shoot That Got 'A Lot of Hate'

Maren Morris is still proud of her topless Playboy appearance, even if her critics had a hard time with it -- and are apparently still struggling to get over themselves.

On Friday, ahead of the release of her new album "Humble Quest," the country music superstar took to Instagram

to reminisce about her controversial decision to be proud of her body and own her sexuality by choosing to appear in the magazine.

She also acknowledged the backlash she got when she did it, writing, "I did Playboy in 2019 and got a lot of hate.

at the time, but I’m the proudest that I showed country female sexuality in its realist form here."

She went on to tell all the haters, "We are nuanced, we are messy and stretch-marked in the most beautiful way.

Don’t sleep on us. We tell your down home stories in the most unflinching, gorgeous lane."

Well, it didn't take long for modern country music fans to echo the haters of the late 2010s, slapping their judgment all over the beautiful and powerful image.

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