Photo via The Independent
Sometimes it's the parts of an interview that don't get quotted that are the most fun for me to read.
Carrie Underwood recently sat down in Hollywood to give an interview for the UK's The Independent. It's the interview that I'm sure you've heard of that has Carrie coming out in support of gay marriage.
"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," she said. "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."
"Our church is gay friendly," she said. "Above all, God wanted us to love others. It's not about setting rules, or [saying] 'everyone has to be like me'. No. We're all different. That's what makes us special. We have to love each other and get on with each other. It's not up to me to judge anybody."
I say bravo to Carrie for her support. No matter what your opinion of gay people and the lives they live, everyone should have the option and right to live their lives openly and with as much freedom as the next person.
But the support of gay folks isn't the part of the article that I found the most amusing. Nope, it was the interviewer's (Guy Adams) initial encounter with Carrie in her manager's hotel room in Hollywood that gave me a giggle.
Above the sofa hang two sepia photographs of a female nude, which according to her publicist are "not very Carrie", but which unfortunately happen to be bolted very firmly to the wall. We are therefore asked, nicely, to ensure that pictures showing her adjacent to a female nipple do not make it into print.
So photographs of nude women are "not very Carrie." That's probably a bit of an understatement.
On a side note, if you comment, please keep your comments respectful. I'm all for everyone having a say and an opinion, but if you're going to go all homophobic on my ass, I'd rather you not do it here.