Marriage Ally Carrie Underwood Tells Haters To Kiss Her Ass. (Okay, Not Really)

We never much about country music star Carrie Underwood before she came out in favor of marriage equality last week, saying all couples had the right “to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

We thought that was a nice thing for a singer in a traditionally conservative genre to say. But when the haters started in—including Pastor Scotty Smith of the Christ Community Church, who went on CBN and dismissed Underwood’s message as “a broken understanding of what the Bible’s actually saying”—she started waffling.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Underwood  didn’t come right out and retract her support for equality, but she did come off sounding a little lily-livered:

“I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy,”

“The role-model word is really scary to me, because no matter what happens in your life, something you do, wear, say, sing, whatever – somebody somewhere is probably not going to like it too well,” she said. “I just really try hard to do what I do and try to be nice to people and make great music and if people think they can look up to that, that’s wonderful. If not, that’s OK too.”

Aw, c’mon, Carrie—show a little gumption. You expressed an opinion and you should feel comfortable standing by it.

Maybe it’s because she came up through the American Idol process? After being cowered by Simon it might be hard for a girl to stick to her guns.

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  • James

    She’s just trying to make her way, just like all of us. She didn’t say she was wrong. She could probably use our support. She has mine.

  • Zapatero

    I think she deserves a little more credit than you’re giving her. Carrie Underwood has always been a music first person and her comments about marriage equality are a big story that are threaten to overshadow her music. She appears to be on her 1st promo tour in the UK, and I think this is as simple as her having no desire to enter the political fray. She stated her opinion once, and now it seems she’d like to get back to the music.

    In the grander scheme of things, marriage equality is a more important issue than Underwood’s career, obviously. But it’s not an issue that’s intimately tied to who Carrie Underwood is as an artist, so I can understand why she didn’t reiterate her stance. She did however say she answered the question as best she could, and she acknowledged that she’s OK with not everyone seeing eye to eye with her. So, I don’t see a problem here.

    By the way, in this BBC Breakfast interview she reaffirmed that she is “pro non judgment” and “pro loving all people”:

  • Sol Invictus

    “We never much about country music star Carrie Underwood…”

    What? ._.

  • w.e.

    I think she held her own pretty well. Remember that country music is one of the most bigoted of all areas of the country. Even so-called “allies” like Dolly Parton has never expressed support for same-sex marriage to my knowledge. All she has ever done is mouth some general notions of support for the gays.

  • me

    She handled herself perfectly. She didn’t stoop to the level of those who are saying that she isn’t as christian as they are because she would’ve proved them right. She didn’t even really acknowledge them, and I respect her for that. She showed maturity in a position a lot of celebrities wouldn’t have.

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