Days after Carrie Underwood praised Jesus in front of millions, the country superstar is being ridiculed once again for her outspoken Christian faith.
As the most successful winner of American Idol, Carrie has become one of the most powerful celebrities in the history of pop culture.
However, there is often a great deal of criticism that comes along with such success.
Ever since Carrie made her debut in the country music industry after winning American Idol in 2005, the Oklahoma native has been frequently criticized for being “too vocal” about her Christian faith.
Despite the persecution Carrie’s faced as one of the few famous Christians these days, the 33-year-old singer always handles her ‘haters’ with admirable grace.
“Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus.” – Carrie Underwood
Following her performance of “Something In The Water” (her song that illustrates common Christian themes like conversion, baptism, and keeping the faith) on the American Idol finale, some of Carrie’s haters went digging for more ways to condemn her outspoken Christian faith.
That’s when they found this controversial tweet Carrie posted in 2013. Carrie’s tweet was in response to the slew of criticism she received after her portrayal of “Maria Von Trapp” in Sound of Music Live.
Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight… 1 Peter 2:1-25
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 7, 2013
Although Carrie’s haters thought the resurfacing of this tweet would sway in their favor, her tweet actually reveals the beauty of Christianity. The fact that Carrie was willing to pray for her enemies rather than feed into their negativity illustrates the forgiveness Christians are taught to practice.
Carrie’s tweet was true – mean people really do just need Jesus. We all do.
In addition to the strength and peace Carrie’s Christian faith provides her, the country superstar credits American Idol for helping her develop “thick skin.” If Carrie can survive Simon Cowell, she can certainly survive the haters’ fame has given her!
“I think more than anything the critiques were a learning process, because I’m criticized on a daily basis,” she explained. “It was kind of the beginning of learning what that was going to feel like and how to handle it and getting used it I guess — kind of creating a thick skin.”
Time after time, Carrie rises above negativity in every way. She is such an inspiration! Watch Carrie’s breathtaking performance on the American Idol finale right now:
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“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” – 1 Peter 2:1