Jesus take the wheel! Carrie Underwood isn’t letting Sound of Music Live! critics get her down. The country singer has slammed “mean people” via Twitter on the very same day the film’s original star, Kym Karath, bashed Underwood for her acting chops. Karath played Greti von Trapp in the 1965 musical film The Sound of Music.
“Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus,” 30-year-old Underwood wrote via Twitter on Friday, Dec. 6. “They will be in my prayers tonight…1 Peter 2:1-25.” The Bible scripture Underwood cites states to “rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.”
Underwood responded to “mean people” just hours after the internet exploded with some harsh words about the show. Karath was one of many to comment about the live event, and slammed the singer for landing the role of Julie Andrews’ Maria von Trapp. At the time, Karath was watching the three-hour program with former costars Charmian Carr (Liesl von Trapp) and Angela Cartwright (Brigitta von Trapp.)
You go Carrie! No reason for people to be mean! I’m sure they can’t sing like you, but you don’t say anything about that!