As one of the most sparkling queens of country music, Carrie Underwood has a good chunk of her fan-base living in the bible-belt.
So when she decided to publicly support gay marriage, she endured some of the most fiery backlash we've ever seen!
It's funny too. Most of the people condemning Carrie used religion in their reasoning, yet it was their fiery feedback that roared with hate.
After being called a "disgrace" and being accused of working with the devil, Carrie finally responded to all of their hell in a statement, saying:
"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.
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."
She definitely understands love one another, that's for sure!
We're proud of you, gurl. Stay strong and don't back down! A little controversy means you've stood up for something you believe in.
And standing up for gay marriage doesn't harm anyone or hinder civil rights, so even better! Ha!
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