Kelsea Ballerini Asks Haters To ‘Politely Shut Up’

Kelsea Ballerini turned to social media to respond to haters after her CMT Music Awards performance with pop star Halsey last week. The two teamed up on what's described as a "Coyote Ugly-inspired" performance of their song "The Other Girl," however not everyone loved it. Kelsea posted a message on Instagram on Thursday (Oct. 22nd) which read, "After reading way too many comments, I'd like to remind people that there are different kinds of country music and none are more 'real' than others when it comes from an honest place, that women can wear whatever we want and shouldn't be called names and criticized for it, and that if you don't have something nice to say, politely shut up." The message was attached to a selfie of Kelsie giving a thumbs up.

Kelsea sits inside the Top 15 on the country charts with "Hole In The Bottle." It's the third single from her Kelsea album, which was released in March.