Carrie Underwood rarely, if ever, gets in trouble for words that come out of her mouth.
While trying to break in to the British market, she told the U.K. Independent she supported gay marriage.
“As a married person myself, I don’t know what it’s like to be told I can’t marry somebody I love and want to marry,” Underwood told the Independent. “I can’t imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”
This led to some backlash on some news sites, including Taste of Country.
“My church is also Non-Denominational, however right is right. You cannot argue with the Bible. I love how these big stars twist the word of God to suit them. Sorry, but I’ve lost most of my respect for Carrie on this one,” wrote Kendi Bergdoll.
“If you can not argue with the Bible,” responded Tom Jessie. “Then you as a women should have no public opinion! And as such you should delete your Facebook and any other social media accounts now to follow the Bible literally!”
In an AP interview Tuesday, Underwood was uncomfortable revisiting the topic.
“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,” she told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.
Meanwhile, her recent No. 1 song “Good Girl” is the top-selling downloaded “Idol” track of the week, moving 46,000 copies for a total of 1.08 million. Her current album “Blown Away” has sold 569,000 copies to date.
At an “Idols” press conference for the upcoming tour, Phillip Phillips said he’s recovering from kidney surgery he had last week:
“I’m good. I’m not 100 [percent], but I’m good,” he says. “I’m doing a lot better than expected, so that’s a good thing.”