Perhaps Carrie Underwood should channel an inner Maria Von Trapp and remember her favorite things before lashing out on Twitter. While her awkward portrayal of the heroine in The Sound of Music Live! failed to astonish fellow celebrities and critics, resulting in a stream of laugh-out-loud worthy tweets, the singer slash (kind of) actress has retorted with her own cringe-inducing message this weekend.
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
So long, farewell, Regina George, Carrie just totally called you out. To which I imagine Regina tweets back: “Stop trying to make Jesus happen.”
While undoubtedly, Carrie’s performance assesment was harsh and would’ve made me cry—though I practically sobbed the other day because I dropped a handful of my red and green M&M’s on the street—prescribing naysayers with a dose of God is obnoxious. Considering the show was successful in raking in over 18 million viewers, I would assume Carrie to be jovial going on elated. And though I agree that cyber-bullying is awful, I also find Carrie’s assuming point of view–that adversaries of her recital lack faith and hence need someone to pray on their behalf–to be judgmental and therefore hypocritical.
So, to the rest of the sheep who have gone astray, at least according to Carrie’s biblical reference, if Jesus doesn’t fill your heart with the sound of music, the hills will. Either way, Carrie’s praying for us.