Carrie Underwood not eager to revisit gay marriage comments

'I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy'

Carrie Underwood not eager to revisit gay marriage comments
20 June 2012

Carrie Underwood may be supportive of gay marriage, but it doesn’t look like the Country music superstar is eager to become an outspoken LGBT activist on a regular basis.

Ever since she said in an interview with British newspaper The Independent, that said she believes, as a Christian, everyone has the right to ‘love publicly,’ Underwood has been criticized by some social conservatives.

She tells the Associated Press in a new interview Tuesday (20 June) that she is staying away from reading the reactions to her remarks.

‘I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how,’ she said. ‘After that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy.’

In the original interview the former American Idol champion had said: ‘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. 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.’

The Grammy winner is aware that her words will get a lot of attention.

‘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,’ she told the AP. ‘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.’

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