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.’