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.
“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.