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2012-06-25 11:16
Los Angeles - Carrie Underwood faced an online backlash from fans after showing support for gay marriage.

The 29-year-old singer and former American Idol winner spoke out on her views of same-sex unions during a newspaper interview.

She told The Associated Press about her questioning with another publication: "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 devout Christian singer - who tied the knot with Mike Fisher in 2010 - told the newspaper that she believes marriage should be legal for all.

Speaking to The Independent she 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."

She continued to AP: "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.

"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." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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