Carrie Underwood Says ‘Sound of Music’ Critics ‘Need Jesus’

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Country star Carrie Underwood has one message for all of the people who publicly hated on her performance in last week’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music Live:

I guess the Jewish critics (including yours truly) are plum out of luck.

Some of Underwood’s fans, who have been rallying around the star, created a trending hashtag #WeLoveYouCarrie to defend her against the hate. Other supporters have taken a less diplomatic route in responding to a fiercely critical review on TIME.

https://twitter.com/CarrieUwithme/status/408996670236422144

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31 comments
SharpInk
SharpInk

Some of you seem to be missing the context of her tweet.

tomcount047
tomcount047

Movies over.  Carrie was and still will be an outstanding country singer!  She is very sweet.  You don't see many entertainers

talk religion since not many of them are.  She has the right motives, but is talking to the wrong crowd.  This will blow over and

she'll continue to have a great singing career!  How many people gave $1 million dollars to the Oklahoma City tornado or

bought all new musical instruments for their formal high school.  That's a Christian!

covjack
covjack

The reporting on this story has been depressingly inaccurate. She was not responding to "critics," but to haters, the "mean people" who wished her dead and sunk to amazing lows in their vitriol and spite. By recasting her tweet incorrectly, articles like this one put words in her mouth she never said, and that's sad.

EvelynSheu
EvelynSheu

Carrie tweeted that because she got death treats from her haters.Not because she got negative reviews! Even someone said we don't need a black nun in The Sound of Music.See,that's the kind of person who Carrie was referring to not those who gave constructive critics about her acting.Besides,she has not so much acting experience.This is just a simple musical you can watch and enjoy it with family.None of the casts including Carrie are trying to compare with the movie.This is 3 hours live musical.

ticketyboo72
ticketyboo72

There's trying hard, and then there's trying too hard.  Simply put, she was just the wrong choice for this role. It's very hard to live up to the expectations of the iconic performance by Julie Andrews, and in doing so she completely overdid it. If you're going to blame anyone, blame the directors and the casting crew.

sd62377@aol.com
sd62377@aol.com

Critics are part of show business, clearly she won't be back on stage ever "acting" because 1) she can't act, 2) she can't take criticism, and 3) she doesn't seem like she'd be either a nice or fun person to work with!

callmebc
callmebc

I looked up the "highlights" on Hulu and it became pretty clear, pretty quickly that the real problems is that it was a terribly produced show by modern standards, with low-rent, cheesy set designs, bad color, dull audio, and not the best chosen supporting cast. The production quality looked so off that I downloaded the Do-Re-Mi number from NBC's Youtube site and loaded it into my video editor -- yep, that confirmed that they didn't even bother to color it correctly (FYI, high end production TV/movie cameras usually produce a dull raw video that has to processed to replicate the original visual color.)

I was never a fan of Ms. Underwood, but she has a decent singing voice and a sincere, good-girl charm, and I think she was mostly victimized by NBC's cheap and shoddy, 50's-era level production values. It could have been a much, much better production, even with Ms. Underwood, but it is what it is.

jrjsutton
jrjsutton

You go Carrie! I'm with you! You represented who YOU are, a wonderful singer and a piece of history! I would like to see those so called actors we have now days try to sing those parts LIVE! You did a wonderful job! I love both MUSICALS! Yours and the older one. Thanks for loving the Lord Jesus Christ and (keeping your clothes on and doing a clean film that my children can watch with) Thanks again!!! I don't have to be embrassed to watch with my children. Thanks God Bless

30dB
30dB

People were actually much more negative about the overall Sound of Music production about it's star.  Over the last 7 days Carrie Underwood is indexing 62% positive in Twitter (from a high of 75% positive on the date of the show), however, opinions on her have been trending downwards since she entered the fray on negative tweets about her.  


She may have done better to accept that people voice their opinions and leave it it that.

thisguyrighthere
thisguyrighthere

She has a point, Jesus may have been able to play that part much better. Despite being dead for 2000 years he would have been way more animated. Of course, if they made him wear a dress he would bring new meaning to the term Cross-dressing. 


Thank you. I will be here all the week. 

Schrodinger
Schrodinger

I'm very sorry for any nasty comments some Carrie fans have made, they represent a very small percentage of Carrie's fans. & certainly not Carrie herself. Carrie was not responding to professional critics she was responding to the really hate full tweets, that screamed profanities & some included death threats. 

Burnside
Burnside

"I guess the Jewish critics (including yours truly) are plum out of luck." -- Isn't this the concept of most religions including islam, judaism, christianity.... if you don't believe in the specific tulpa that religion prays to you are going to hell and will be tormented for all eternity.

sco
sco

The headline is inaccurate.  She said 'mean people need Jesus'.  There is a difference between an honest critique, even if it is negative, and mean spirited snark.  I can't claim to read Ms. Underwood's mind but is it not entirely likely that she was referring to the latter?  There have been reports of people on twitter being downright threatening.

kkerrie
kkerrie

Exactly. Carrie always seemed sweet during interviews, but this thin-skinned "I'll condemn you through religion" response truly tarnishes her image almost more than her foolish choice to get herself into a place where she didn't belong that was broadcast nationally. Wow, Carrie. Although some of the criticism is mean-spirited and over the top, much of it is QUITE valid. You put yourself out there, girl. It was your choice to do this. Deal with it: You were the worst acting ever on TV, and it was embarrassing. Go count the money you made doing what you're suited for, be grateful for it and grow some skin thickener, you big baby.

thisguyrighthere
thisguyrighthere

@jrjsutton " I would like to see those so called actors we have now days try to sing those parts LIVE!"

You can. Go to your local theatre when there is a musical being performed. Or, if you don't want to leave your home, watch some of the other performers in that same production. Laura Benanti and Audra McDonald were especially good in that performance.

Schrodinger
Schrodinger

@thisguyrighthere perfect example of mean spirited snark. Not the really nasty stuff, but still not a thought out, reasoned critique. It is also insulting to a religion, which I think is a point the article is making, i.e. Carrie's comment could be construed (I don't believe correctly) that it slights the Jewish faith.   

fabirox21
fabirox21

@sco yeah I agree she referred to the mean spirited snark. And I agree, they do need Jesus, don't we all?

MarieMoore
MarieMoore

@kkerrie WOW!! You need to get a life!!  Carrie was responding to the threats and racial slurs.  She did her best and that's all anyoe can do.  Her singing was perfection and no one could have don e that better.  You are the one who needs to grow thicker skin.  Don't post on here unless you know what you're talking about!!

m.
m.

@kkerrie  Or to quote the old cliché ... If you can't take the heat, don't go in the kitchen.  If Carrie Underwood wants to consider herself a PROFESSIONAL entertainer she has to do two things:  (1)  Deliver a professional quality performance, and (2)  Grow an extra layer of hide to handle the criticism when she fails to perform to expectations.

covjack
covjack

@kkerrie Wow...I think someone else needs some skin thickener. It's clear Underwood was responding to the small subset of folks who resorted to hate speech (included racist comments about the lovely Audra McDonald), not the whole of those who critiqued her performance. There wasn't any trace of "condemning you through religion," there was a prayerful response to those who wished her dead, compared her to Hitler (yep, they did), and went over the top with their vitriol. It's the media who portrayed her response as being to "critics," when Underwood herself identified who she meant. Lighten up.

thisguyrighthere
thisguyrighthere

@Schrodinger @thisguyrighthere You have to have a sense of humor about what she said. Look, her acting was terrible, and it brought down the whole production. To be honest, I don't blame her so much as I blame whoever casted her. She tried, but she's just not an actress. She read her lines with a wooden doe eyed (that's a female deer) look on her face. Her comments about her critics needing to find Jesus was dismissing a valid criticism. Them finding Jesus, or having found him already, would do nothing to fix her performance.    

Openminded1
Openminded1

@fabirox21 @sco Try leaving out the religious bs. You holly rollers always trying to preach and convert. stick to your church and neighborhood morons.

Openminded1
Openminded1

@Davenports4hand I know Jesus he is one of my parking valet's here at my condo building in Miami Beach and i never diss him , i tip well.

Davenports4hand
Davenports4hand

Openminded1:  You need Jesus.  He is alive and will forgive you just like he forgave the apostle Paul (Saul) for dissing him as well.  The program had alot of "religious bs" so why did you watch?