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Carrie Underwood recently came out and voiced her support for same-sex marriage, and she subsequently received some backlash.
In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, the former American Idol winner 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.”
While promoting her new album Blown Away, Underwood is in London, where she spoke out about the criticism she got for speaking out in her support for the gay community.
“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 admitted, The Associated Press reports.
Underwood, a Grammy winner, is no stranger to the spotlight, but she does admit “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.”