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Carrie Underwood Responds to Backlash from Anti-Gay Extremists

Carrie UnderwoodPost submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

Last week, country music star Carrie Underwood spoke out for the rights of all couples “to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Unsurprisingly, those comments have drawn backlash from right wing extremists, including World Net Daily’s Joseph Farah, who rants that Christian values and “gay friendly” policies are incompatible at root.

Underwood admirably stood by her words in a recent interview with the Associated Press:

"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,"

"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 said. "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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