Carrie Underwood on "Sound of Music Live!" Critics: "Mean people need Jesus"

Posted Saturday December 7, 2013 12:51 PM GMT

She took quite a risk by stepping into Julie Andrews shoes in "The Sound of Music Live!," and now criticism of her performance is really getting to Carrie Underwood.

Even Kym Karath, who played Gretl von Trapp in the 1965 musical took issue with the performance, tweeting, "Mystified & disappointed so far by SOM special. So far only happy with Stephen Moyer. Love Carrie Underwood but this role is just not right for her. She is lovely her voice is beautiful but acting is wrong."

Upset at the backlash, the "Blown Away" singer tweeted on Friday, "Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight... 1 Peter 2:1-25."

The Bible passage Carrie referenced reads in part, "Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious."

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