Wants To Focus On Music, Not Politics

Carrie Underwood caught heat after she was quoted in a British newspaper for defending gay marriage. Now, while on a U.K. press tour, Underwood defends her comments… while shifting the focus back to her music.

Carrie Underwood

Oh, Carrie Underwood. Didn’t the Dixie Chicks teach you anything?

Country music fans aren’t always open-minded and supportive of artists who voice their opinions… particularly about hot-button political issues. So when the American Idol winner and music-chart superstar came out in support of gay marriage — going so far as to claim that her church was gay-friendly — she received more than a little heat from the country-music faithful.

Today, Underwood took the opportunity to clarify her earlier statements.

Speaking with the Associated Press, Underwood said she was “asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview,” and that she “answered it the best way I knew how.” Eager to distance herself from the controversy, Underwood went so far as to say, “I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy.”

As we noted earlier, the backlash Underwood immediately faced in the wake of her comments resembled the tidal wave of anger and hatred the Dixie Chicks experienced when they spoke out of turn against President George W. Bush and the Iraq War back in 2003.

Has anyone heard from them since?

In the same AP article, Underwood elaborates on how she’s learning to be a role model with each passing day.

“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.”

Images courtesy of Judy Eddy/WENN.com

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Comments on "Carrie Underwood backpedals, defends pro-gay comments"

Linda November 09, 2012 | 10:52 AM

Carrie Underwood was on Jimmy Falon last night. It was rude of her not to hug him when he introduced her. A little water wouldn't hurt you!! You are real snobby!!!

Bobby77418 July 02, 2012 | 5:07 AM

TR----so typical,(she cant say she is a devout christian), and of course you are. You sprew nothing but hatred. UR much worse than a muslim where the Koran allows them to behead all infidels.

TR June 26, 2012 | 7:10 AM

I am thru with her, she cant say she is a devout christian and sing songs like How Great Thou Art and then believe things totally against the Bible.. oh Kyle Dixie Chicks have been washed up ever since thier concerts are half full

kyle June 21, 2012 | 9:03 AM

"Has anyone heard from the Dixie Chicks since?" uh yeah how about 3 years later when they won 5 Grammys including, album, record, and song of the year. That album sold 2 million copies which is on par with today's most successful artists.

Emma June 20, 2012 | 3:02 PM

I don't think hearing what Carrie Underwood has to say about this issue will sway too many peoples mind. Everyone will form their own opinion with what they believe is right and they feel comfortable with. She clearly isn't going to step up and be an advocate as she is already starting to backpedal.

Allie June 20, 2012 | 2:42 PM

Hey, go you. there's a lot of potential backlash for celebs who come out in support of alternative lifestyles, particularly in the country music circuit. So kudos girl, and double kudos for sticking to your guns later. The only way to make homouality an accepted lifestyle is for more people like Carrie Underwood to come out in support. Power to you girlfriend!

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