In the post-Obama “age of outrage,” it doesn’t take much to offend hypersensitive folks, as seen when beloved country music star Carrie Underwood made a comment that was perceived to be about fertility.
In an interview with Redbook magazine, the recording artist opened up about having “missed our chance to have a big family.”
“I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” Underwood said. “We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older.”
Underwood has a 3-year-old son, Isaiah Michael, with husband Mike Fisher.
With a limited grasp on the facts, people jumped in with both feet — another staple of life in America in the 21st century — to criticize Underwood for saying she was too old to have a child and to offer unsolicited advice on family planning.
@carrieunderwood You need to know your window for having children is not closed. The only thing stopping you is your decision to or not to. You can still have healthy children. 35 is not old, 35 is not too late, 35 is fine. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Skye33 (@Skye33O) August 2, 2018
#accessHollywood Exactly how did Carrie Underwood miss her chance to have more kids? She’s 35 and has more $$ than she’ll ever need!
— paul cammarota (@pfcproduces) August 2, 2018
But a careful glance at Underwood’s remarks shows that she never said a woman cannot have a baby at 35, she said it was too late to “have a big family.”
A bit of a difference, as more rational-minded social media users pointed out.
At 35 she has missed her chance to have a BIG family…not a family. Of course, growing up the average family in my neighborhood was about five kids!
— Jeff (@Jeko1958) August 6, 2018
One thing is certain, Underwood is certainly in good health:
Here’s a few more responses to the criticism, which gives us hope that tomorrow may indeed be a better day:
Lol!!! 2 tweets of the usual negativity and it’s wrapped in “ people “ it’s like reading a rag mag… this woman could find the cure for cancer and people will still find a way to bitch about it… as usual taking things out of context! Welcome to America, Land of complainers 🙄
— Debbie ballentine (@Debbieballentin) August 6, 2018
This is ridiculous https://t.co/lc5jbrAXWS
— Ashley Milligan (@AshleyMilligan) August 6, 2018
people really need to chill the fuck out https://t.co/puSPdh53yQ
— Ms. O Christmas Tree (@Bitchadelphia) August 6, 2018
Ppl can sure get Thur panties in a wad over nothing She didn’t say u couldn’t have children she said u couldn’t have a big Family https://t.co/RC6QsBUKFV
— S D Wheeler 💖💖💖💖 (@ShirleyWhel07) August 6, 2018
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