Is Carrie Underwood an Idiot?

I really love Carrie Underwood and I always thought ‘that would be the day that I would write something about bad about her,’ but some of her more recent public comments really have me wondering if the bright lights have really gotten to her in a not-so-good kind of way. The first interview that got me thinking I read in the Daily Blabber, where she talks about her new feud with Jessica Simpson. Remember when Carrie started talking some time ago about how her ex, Tony Romo, kept calling her? Well apparently, Jess didn’t like Carrie talking that way about her man and got upset. Really?!?! I am not a Jessica Simpson fan by any stretch but really, you have to understand why this would upset her. Apparently Underwood didn’t think that far in advance before she let that story slip from her lips. From the Daily Blabber,

“Carrie says that she’s sorry for making Jessica Simpson mad by telling the world that Jess’ boyfriend/Carrie’s ex Tony Romo still calls the American Idol winner.

“It was something that was said in passing, and I would never mean to say anything to hurt anybody or stir up anything, because I’m just not about drama…at all,” Carrie told the mag.

Jessica reacted by saying that there was no way her man was calling Carrie — and that she had looked at his call log to find out the truth.

And Carrie says she gets why Jess was pissed at her. “I might be mad too if somebody said my boyfriend was calling some other girl,” she said. “So I can definitely see where she would be coming from.”

Now, I’m not going to mention the fact that if you need to look through his call log to get the truth, chances are there are bigger issues. But really, Carrie! How could she be so naive as to think that a statement such as that isn’t going to offend anyone. But she wasn’t going to stop there. She still had a whole slew of celebrities to insult, by stating that she has no respect for anyone who publicly supports a presidential candidate. From US,

Carrie Underwood has a message for Oprah, Diddy, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and even Heidi and Spencer: Don’t publicly back candidates for office.

“There is someone I do support, but I don’t support publicly,” she tells TV Guide, as excerpted by Just Jared. “I lose all respect for celebrities when they back a candidate.

“It’s saying that the American public isn’t smart enough to make their own decisions,” she goes on. “I would never want anybody to vote for anything or anybody just because I told them to.

“Music is where you go to get away from all the BS,” adds Underwood, who recently apologized for saying ex Tony Romo still calls her. “Whether it’s from politics or just the world around you, music should be an escape.”

I don’t think anyone was saying anything about the American public until she brought them into it, to begin with. And I also don’t think that it’s wrong to publicly support one candidate or another or to choose to keep your opinion to yourself. I would much rather someone that I recognize speak from their heart and tell me why they are voting for someone, rather than have a politician reiterate their rehearsed speeches and tell me why they are the best. Whichever way you want to play it, whatever you want to say about politics, I think it’s an area that needs to be respected at all times and saying something such as you have no respect for people who publicly show support really does just seem idiotic to me.

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#1 JCash_CUfan on 11.05.08 at 2:39 pm

I wholeheartedly disagree with this article. Firstly, with regard to Carrie’s comments about Tony Romo, while I would concede to the fact that it was probably not in Carrie’s best interest to mention Tony still calling her, I think that Carrie taking the step of indirectly apologizing to Jessica Simpson was the right thing to do, and really quite noble. Especially after that “Real Girls Eat Meat” shot (you can tell me that wasn’t an attack on Carrie until your face is blue; I know it was). I really don’t think Carrie was under any obligation to make amends to Jessica, and the fact that she did speaks well to her character in my opinion. She was a far better person than I would have been in that situation. Now, on to Part 2 of my tirade. I think Carrie was very much in the right to make the comment she did about endorsing candidates. I am a Canadian citizen, and have followed the election very closely. In Canada, our most recent election campaign lasted 4 months, and that was ample time for our citizens to make a decision. Given that, in my experience, Canadians and Americans are somewhat similar, the time they had was plenty. They, of all people, do not need their favourite celebrity to tell them who to vote for, when there is tons of information right at their fingertips. What you have to realize is that, while this may not aply to all people, some people will listen to what some celebrity says, and take that to the polling station. If everybody did that, elections would be a popularity contest fo celebrities, not a competition between candidates. I think this was the point Carrie was trying to make (albeit in a much more concise way than I have ), and if you ask me, she is NOT an idiot.

#2 Shana on 11.06.08 at 5:02 am

I totally think Carrie is wrong here. She says that when celebrities back a candidate its like saying the American public can’t make their own decisions and need celebrities to make them for them. Why is she assuming that the American public is going to vote for someone based on what celebrities say. Does she think the public is stupid? I think her saying that people can’t make their own decision while celebrities give their opinions is an insult to the people of America. I’m positive that the majority of American citizens are capable of making a decision based on their own thoughts. They’re not sheep following a celebrity shepard. So she IS an idiot and very insulting.

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