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Underwood Tweet Rage: Carrie Sounds Off About ‘Ag Gag’ Bill

April 23, 2013 01:00 PM by Donna W. Martin

American Idol alum, Carrie Underwood is upset about Tennessee’s new Ag Gag bill. And she isn’t shy about voicing her opinion on the matter. What did she have to say? Keep reading for more details.

Underwood and husband Mike Fisher are residents of Tennessee. And according to TV Guide, when Underwood learned about the new Ag Gag bill she was outraged. What is it? The Ag Gag bill is an ordinance that will prohibit the use of undercover video cameras on farms and will in turn help to hide acts of animal cruelty that are taking place. But that’s not all. Preventing the use of undercover video cameras on farms will also help hide food and labor safety violations.

Underwood took to Twitter to voice her opinion on the matter. “Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill,” she tweeted. “If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door…Who’s with me?”

But the lawmakers didn’t take kindly to Underwood’s protest and were quick to fire back. Republican state representative, Andy Holt told an NBC affiliate that Underwood should stick to singing and leave the lawmaking to him.

Underwood heard about Holt’s comment and didn’t let it get by without a response. “I should stick to singing?” She wrote on Twitter. “Wow…sorry, I’m just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family.”

What do you think about Underwood’s response to the Ag Gag bill? And what do you think about a bill that could help hide animal cruelty and food and labor safety violations? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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17 Responses to “Underwood Tweet Rage: Carrie Sounds Off About ‘Ag Gag’ Bill”

  1. Chavonne H Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I think it’s terrible. Carrie has every right to be upset. I hope she doesn’t let this go!

  2. Joel Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Carrie Underweird can take PeTA and all the hate mongering buffons and shove them up her ass. It’s people like her that are helping to destrot the backbone of America. The Small Farmer. She isn’t even welcome n her hometown of Checotah Oklahoma over rants against beef ranchers, And her real father is one

  3. Scott Mittledorf Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Lawmakers have access to something we don’t: lobbyists and their $. Who else benefits from this bill, except big corporate farms that want to keep employing undocumented workers and using forklifts to move ‘downers’? Just a shameful abuse of power. It’s not getting better folks, it’s getting worse. Andy Holt will be working as a lobbyist for Conagra or Monasanto inside of 20 months, mark my words!

  4. Cindy Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I can’t beleive such a law passed. I praise Carrie Underwood for taking a stand against such a horrible law. It’s obvious the perpetrators of these atrocities used their money to buy votes so that they could continue to abuse animals and threaten the safety of our food. Shame on them and the lawmakers that let it happen. Especially to those who told Carrie she should “stick to singing.” Good for her for pointing out that she is a taxpayer concerned for the safety of her family. Wow. I’ve always liked her, now more than ever.

  5. Clare Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I think the government should have to show cause to a judge before secretly video taping farms. We should not have to give up our privacy, it is part of being a free country. We should not assume that everyone who wants privacy is a criminal. that being said, Andy Holt’s response could have been more mature. Telling someone to “stick to singing” is not going to convince them of your opinion.

  6. james downey Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    just proves what i have always thought.Dems. and repubs.are all in the pockets of the wealthy.It makes no differance what you want they do what they are told by the people that paid for the campaign.This lady has a right to say what she wants,unlike the politicians who are told what to say by their owners who have bought and paid for their ilk.

  7. Ed Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I think that we don’t need to give the government power to secretly video private citizens, with the possible exception of national security. (terrorism) Carrie wouldn’t want anyone videoing her without her consent. Violating someone’s rights just because you THINK they might be abusing some animals sounds like socialism to me. Maybe Carrie and Obama are a lot alike, at that!

  8. gary sturrock Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Why is it when someone get’s famous like carrie they feel they are our mentors/parent?? I truly believe she is not that good of a singer!! (sorry mama} but truth is truth..

  9. jayson916 Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    the law maker from tennessee is catering for special interest, the slaughterhouses and milk company’s that uses cow’s and don’t want you guys to see how they treat there animals , it’s pure special interest politics with this guy andy holt, SO VOTE THIS DUMB ASS ANDY HOLT OUT OF OFFICE.”

  10. Homer Price Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Im with you,carrie. The clown says to leave law-making to him? Thats the problem with America,Tennessee,and the rest of us.These so called law-makers are just showing up to pad theirs wallets with tax-payers money.They wouldnt know honest law-making from a submarine with a screen door. They are all an insult to the american people, a joke to the world,and a failure to themselves and their families.

  11. ANDREA P Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Would you concider banning undercover cameras for nannies and cartaker who abuse children. No you wouldn’t. So why would lawmakers even concider this bill. They may be willing to put there families health at risk, but I’m not.

  12. Teresa M Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Andy Holt should try taking up singing – he apparently is in the back pocket of companies who don’t want the citizens of the United States to see what they are doing – you go CARRIE we are behind you. What an IDIOT this Holt is.

  13. Karma Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    It is so good to see a celebrity with integrity. Thank you, Carrie Underwood, for speaking up for those whose voices go unheard. YOU GO, GIRL! You are beautiful inside & out. I WILL buy your cd’s, because I respect you!

  14. Carolina Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I hope she keeps fighting the cause! You go Carrie! Use your celebrity status for good.

  15. Michele Says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I hope there is a special place in hell for anyone who abuses an animal. Kudos to Carrie for standing up for what she believes in. I’m behind you, girl!

  16. Kim Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Disgusted with Law makers…how can they justify this bill! Thanks Carrie for speaking out!!

  17. Karma Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    As long as these factory farms are subsidized to the teeth ($25,000,000,000 PER YEAR!) by taxes paid by U.S. citizens, WE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SCRUTINIZE THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES! This ain’t about the all too few “small family farmers”–These CONGLOMERATES put most of them out of business years ago.

    U.S. citizens have every right to know what goes on with the food they put in their bodies, period!

    You’re not a “private business” when you’re taking that much in handouts from US!


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