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Carrie Underwood: No Respect for Celebs who Endorse Candidates

Carrie Underwood: No Respect for Celebs who Endorse Candidates

Country music superstar Carrie Underwood has lost all respect for Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and other celebrities who have backed candidates for office.

While talking about the presidential race with TV Guide, Carrie revealed, “There is someone I do support, but I don’t support publicly. 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 explains. “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. Whether it’s from politics or just the world around you, music should be an escape.”

For a behind-the-scenes video at Carrie‘s Elle photo shoot, visit Elle.com. And click here for the cover story.

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437 Responses to “Carrie Underwood: No Respect for Celebs who Endorse Candidates”

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  1. 1
    Jijna Says:

    Carrie Underwood goes up a lot in my book now.

  2. 2
    kaylee Says:

    i love her for saying that!

  3. 3
    megan Says:

    i totally agree with her!! i hate it sooo much when celebrities r lyk o vote for mccain hes best or o vote for obama cuz he is better. thats soo stupid. idc if they have their own opinions, they should, but speaking about them publicly is soo rediculous. i agree with carrie 100%

  4. 4
    Heather Says:

    She is a idiot!

  5. 5
    mike Says:

    why is it that every one BUT celebrities can express their opinion…well anyways….to me it realy doesnt matter if i see a celebrity endorsing someone….i think the same with a lot of people…in the end people are going to vote for who THEY want not who someone else wants…you know what i mean?

  6. 6
    leah Says:

    Well said.

  7. 7
    jess Says:

    nice

  8. 8
    Matters Says:

    Um Carrie, NO ONE respects an “artist” who won a reality TV show contest. Whose respect is more important? Yours or Oprah’s? Whom will people remeber year from now? You or Oprah?

    Also, dummy, celebrities are just people who are famous and because they’re famous their opinions are broadcasted publicly. They’re not saying anything anyone else isn’t saying in private.

    Furthermore, people who are influenced by celebrities to vote for a candidate are likely not voters, anyway.

  9. 9
    Nina Says:

    I disagree with her, not all celebrities are are urging fans to vote for their candidate. It’s annoying when people get all upset when celebrities say who they are supporting. Celebrities are human as well and if they want people to know who they are supporting so ******* what! Carrie get over yourself! Are celebrities suppose to not tell anyone who they are supporting just because they are in the spotlight and us regular people are allowed to say who we are support? I don’t recall Oprah telling people to explicitly vote for Obama, she is just one of his supportors and I think she has a right to show up at his rallies and donate money to his campaign just like any AMERICAN would support their candidate.

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    MER Says:

    I AGREE!!! Finally someone famous that doesn’t try to push her BS on me!!!! She’s 100% right entertainment is there to get away from all the BS, not preach to me on who I should vote for! I am so sick of celebrities and their endorsements…it does nothing for me.

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    tia Says:

    ummm she gets to get off her freakin high horse. EVERYONE is entitled to express their opinion however they freakin want. she just made it pretty clear that she is a mccain supporter, so i dont know why i am surprised at this ignorant selfish comment.

  12. 12
    ObAMA1 Says:

    How’s a celebrity endorsing a candidate any different from Karl Rove making calls/visits to the homes of people to get them to vote for their candidate?

  13. 13
    nk Says:

    Sounds like a PARANOID Republican to me! Does she think Americans are so stupid & submissive as to be that influenced by celebrities? Americans are smarter and more informed than ever in this year’s election, and we really mean who we vote today.

    FYI, music SHOULD be MORE than just an “escape”. What a dingbat….

  14. 14
    xoxogossipgirl Says:

    oh god republicans are so annoying. why cant celebs have their own pinion! before they were famous they were everyday peple going through everyday problems but its like once they are in the public eye republicans feel the need to bash them and bring them down whenever they support a candidate….and its because they are supprting the candidate they dont like! anytime someone supports Obama, every single republican bashes them like crazy, but if someone supprts mccain, they are like ‘finally, someone with sense!’ like how hypocritcal can you people get. and carrie underwod is so effing self involed. fame went to her head in a bad way. she needs to get over herself and realise that the majority of the world could care less about her.

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    OH SNAP Says:

    stfu bimbo

  16. 16
    Brittny Says:

    carrie underwood is obviously dumb.

  17. 17
    OH SNAP Says:

    she a dumb b*tch just like jessica simpson, go back to the country

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    flutters Says:

    Saying she loses all respect is going a bit far but I can see Carrie’s basic point about celebrity endorsements. Oh and by the way, public records show that Carrie’s not a Republican.

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    kitty Says:

    i just lost all respect for carrie underwood.
    are celebrities not people?
    carrie, that was retarded, they’re allowed to do what they want, just because most celebs are democrats, and you’re probably not, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t support someone

  20. 20
    Lolopiki Says:

    She is dumb as shite bricks and average looking and she looks like she supports McMoldy too. Dissing Oprah is not going to get her any more fans.

  21. 21
    elle Says:

    Carrie who??? The only famous carrie I know (AND ANYONE IN THE UK FOR THAT MATTER) is SATC’s Bradshaw!

    VOTE VOTE VOTE AMERICA, WE (THE WORLD) ARE WAITING FOR CHANGE AND IT’S IN YOU HANDS. DON’T DO WHAT YOU DID TO US 4 YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE WE NEED CHANGE & PROGRESS!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA 08!

  22. 22
    liz Says:

    someone needs to tell her what a b!tch that makes her seem like. stupid republican.

  23. 23
    Melissa Says:

    OK, I am going out an buying her CD today, I was never sure about her until now. I feel the same way and I love the fact that she has the courage to say it.

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    jen Says:

    she can stfu, i guess celebrities aren’t people and are idiots, God forbid them from expressing themselves.. I think anyone (including celebrities) have the right to publically endorse anybody who they want and the ones who do it, use their celebrity to get people to vote but ultimately its up to the people to either vote for the candidate endorsed by that celebrity or vote for who they want to.. so i don’t see the big deal.

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    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    ugh.. okaay… so… she has no respect for 90% of the entertainment world.. great! who cares?! LOL

    she needs to stfu and worry about taylor swift on her heels dismantling her “country” career.

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