(CBS/AP) Carrie Underwood said she has found herself in a media storm after voicing support for gay marriage.
In an interview with British newspaper The Independent, the 29-year-old country music singer was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love. She also noted that her church was gay-friendly and it wasn't her job to judge people.
Underwood's comments created a backlash online from those angry with her stance. When asked about it later she said she is all about the music, not politics.
"I was asked a difficult question in the last five minutes of an interview and I answered it the best way I knew how, and after that I do what I do and I love making music and I generally try to stay out of any kind of controversy," she told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday.
That said, Underwood is a former "American Idol" and Grammy winner who knows what she says will be heard.
"The role-model word is really scary to me, because no matter what happens in your life, something you do, wear, say, sing, whatever - somebody somewhere is probably not going to like it too well," she said. "I just really try hard to do what I do and try to be nice to people and make great music and if people think they can look up to that, that's wonderful. If not, that's OK too."
Underwood is in the U.K. to win over English hearts with her music. Her latest album, "Blown Away," is her first actual British release. She's also playing a sold-out show Thursday at London's Royal Albert Hall.