Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Carrie Underwood supports the notorious HSUS

© By Othmar Vohringer

As a country music lover I always enjoyed listening to Carrie Underwood. I admired her for the success she has, starting as hopeful on American Idol and then becoming one of country music biggest stars. I also like her down to earth attitude.

Imagine how shocked I was when I found out this morning that Carrie Underwood, who had grown up in rural Oklahoma among hunters and farmers, has decided to support the notorious animal right activist organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with part of the revenue generated from her new release “Home Sweet Home”. Carrie states on her website that the money will be donated “To support a cause very dear to Carrie's heart, she, 19 Recordings, and Sony Music Nashville will donate a portion of the sales proceeds from ‘Home Sweet Home’ to The Humane Society of the United State”.

The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance writes in their “Action Alert” letter; “Sportsmen can make a difference. Companies such as Iams, General Mills, Accor Hotels, Pet Safe, Sears, Meijer Inc, and Ace Hardware ended relationships with HSUS after thousands of sportsmen levied strong protest.

You bet we can and we will stop Carrie Underwood from kicking some of her most loyal fans and rural folks she grew up with in the teeth. Sometimes when people become famous they forget their roots and upbringing. From a cooment on her blog it appears that Carrie Underwood already got a taste of what can happen if a star upsets her loyal graas roots supporters. On a concert in a rural communiy, so it is said, more than half of her audience got up and left after Carrie anounced her support for the HSUS. The comment does not say if the people who left demanded their ticket money back. I hope they did.

Take Action! Sportsmen are urged to contact key personnel at American Idol’s parent company, Fox Broadcasting and demand that Underwood’s song not be given a stage to raise money for HSUS.

Please take a few minutes and write a comment on Carrie’s blog to let her know how you feel. Also contact the following people:

Mr. Peter Liguori
Fox Broadcasting Company
Chairman of Entertainment
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
Fax: 310-369-1283
Phone: 310-369-3553

American Idol at: (The song will be used as farewell pice to contestants of American Idol.)

Feel free to copy this post and put it on your blog or link to the post herei. We have to make sure that as many hunters know about this and take action as we can reach and our blogs are a great way to reach millions of hunters. Thank You.

Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

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Anonymous said...

In my opinion she has the right to believe in and support whatever organization she wants but, she has got to realize that by doing so it could hurt her career.

Othmar Vohringer said...

You’re right Rick and it seems that her career started to hurt over this going by the responses on her website and other outlets that report on the topic.

What really puzzles me it that she is a farmer’s girl, I think her parents are still farming. She also has a hunting background and yet Carrie decided to support an organization like the HSUS. The only thing I can think of is that she bowed to pressure within the music industry and her managers or she is naïve and believes that the HSUS is actually helping animals, which of course they don’t.


SimplyOutdoors said...

I agree with Rick, that everyone is entitled to their opinion. But they also have to realize that by publicly supporting an organization as controversial as the HSUS is going to have some consequences; just ask the Dixie Chicks how saying or supporting something can affect your career.

I hope her support is simply because she is not aware of the facts about the organization.

I guess time will tell on that one.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Othmar Vohringer said...

I agree Arthur, fame bears a certain degree responsibility to the fan base and the community.


Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that she could not yet know how concerned farmers, hunters, fishermen, etc are about how bad HSUS is! Is she living in a bubble? What were her advisors thinking when they picked HSUS to receive Carrie's money? Amazingly bad decision.

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