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You Can’t Please ‘Em All! Carrie Underwood Receives Backlash For Supporting Gay Marriage

June 21, 2012 07:00 AM by Shayla Perry

FOX‘s American Idol alum Carrie Underwood recently came out in support of gay marriage, telling a British newspaper that being married to her hockey-playing hubby, Mike Fisher, helped her realize that “Above all, God wanted us to love others.” Currently in London for the U.K. release of her latest album, Blown Away, the country music star has found herself in unfamiliar territory, smack-dab at the center of controversy.

Carrie Underwood controversial? Who would’ve thought?!

She sang her way to the top of the country music charts with her name in the headlines for all the right reasons, but even the American Idol darling understands that it’s hard to avoid at least a little bit of negativity when you’re in the public eye.

As a Christian at a gay-friendly church, Underwood has come out in support of marriage equality, saying: “I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry,” and adding, “Above all, God wanted us to love others. It’s not about setting rules, or [saying] everyone has to be like me.”

With her first U.K. concert at the Royal Albert Hall ahead of her this Thursday (June 21), Carrie’s visit to London has been met with backlash.

“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,” Carrie says, still standing firmly on the issue, despite all of the hate.

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3 Responses to “You Can’t Please ‘Em All! Carrie Underwood Receives Backlash For Supporting Gay Marriage”

  1. Carol Bryan Says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Carries doesnot change my thoughts on her as a singer and entertainer. She is entitled to speak her mind just like anyone else. Carrie is really religious and loves everyone. We love her too for being down to earth and never changing from where she came from. She has done Gods work over and above that he wants her to do. God Bless her and keep her.
    Carol Bryan

  2. Becky Says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Good for you, Carrie. You are right about God, I believe he is mostly about love, not judgment. That’s what Jesus said over and over too, be inclusive, it’s not about the old rules.

  3. Diana Spencer Says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    She is entitled to her opinion just like I am. It’s neither right nor wrong but rather how she feels about something. If people are narrow minded enough to not purchase her music because of the way she views something then they were never a true fan of Carrie.
    Her views are her views. Her music is great and she can sing. For those two reasons alone I will continue to buy her cd’s.


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