Carrie Underwood - Carrie Underwood Responds To 'Gay Marriage' Backlash
Carrie Underwood admits she found herself in a media storm after voicing her support for gay marriage during an interview with British newspaper The Independent last week. The former American Idol star was quoted as saying that she believes that everyone should have the right to love, and that her church was gay-friendly.
Predictably, the remarks didn't go down too well with some country music fans, where homosexuality and gay marriage is a touchy subject. Though Underwood quite reasonably suggested it wasn't her place to judge anyway, her comments were with met with an angry backlash online. She addressed the response during an interview with the Associated Press, 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". When quizzed on the debate as to whether pop singers and entertainers should be role-models, Underwood mused, "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".
The country star is currently in the UK, promoting her latest album 'Blown Away' - her first British release. Audiences certainly appear to have taken to the singer, who'll play a sold out concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (June 21, 2012).