Carrie Underwood is receiving a lot of criticism over her “Return to the Spotlight” yesterday, where her face looked exactly as everyone remembers it. But in the age of Social Media controlling the World Wide Web, I believe Carrie Underwood did the smartest, most graceful thing she could have.
When a celebrity releases a photo, even for a few moments, it is saved and shared forever. And if that photo contains any flaws or injuries, the likelihood of that photo being criticized, turned into a joke or—more than likely a meme for all to share—is pretty high. And those never go away.
Imagine something devastating happened to you, and you shared a photo with people you trust to gain understanding. Then imagine that photo is taken, twisted, ridiculous stories and theories are made about it, and there is nothing you can do to get rid of it. This happens to celebrities all the time. What’s worse, if a woman is bloated from a pizza or wears the wrong outfit, everyone will think she is pregnant. With that kind of scrutiny, why are we so surprised Carrie hid her face until she was better?
Carrie Underwood is the image of beauty and grace. I believe she handled this accident in the same way a Queen would; gracefully excusing herself until she healed and was able to return to her people a whole woman.
At the end of the day, Carrie did get 40 stitches in her face. You cannot imagine what damage this caused, what embarrassment and pain she has been through. Send love, support and praise her strength. And of course, support her by checking out her new song “Cry Pretty.”
Peace and Love.