Carrie Underwood was the most-watched person in America December 5 when she took on a gargantuan feat. Performing the role of Maria in The Sound of Music... live on broadcast television for the first time ever. While it was an impressive accomplishment, some viewers (including a few famous ones) weren’t too impressed with the American Idol Season 4 winner’s performance. Well, Carrie’s finally got something to say to all you haters: “find Jesus.”
“Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25,” she tweeted to her 3M+ followers. While it’s possible Carrie was merely speaking in generalities, we have to think, given the timing, that her tweet was aimed at the many people blogging and tweeting snarky comments about her acting abilities, which many critics found to be lacking.
The Bible chapter Carrie alludes to instructs folks to “rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” It’s pretty good advice, regardless of what belief system you hold.
While Carrie’s performance might have underwhelmed many viewers, it was a pretty big accomplishment. For one thing, it’s the first production of its kind in nearly 50 years, and for another it was her first major acting gig. Plus, she had some pretty big shoes to fill, since Julie Andrews’ portrayal in the 1965 movie is so beloved.
We hope Carrie feels proud of what she did, no matter what the critics say! We certainly couldn’t have pulled it off any better!