Carrie Underwood: Mums the Word on her Vegetarianism

Carrie Underwood is interviewed by CBS for their All-Access Grammy special to be aired Wednesday, February 4 at 8 pm. Carrie is nominated for Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy for “Last Name,” and will be performing at the Grammys, airing Sunday February 8 at 8 pm.

Watch the video after the jump. Carrie talks about having to keep her vegetarianism to herself to keep from getting her ass kicked–the cattle producing states in particular aren’t likin it…

She’s also a big David Cook fan.

Check it out after the jump…

  • SashaB

    Too funny. I love how she mention David Cook’s record. Yay!

    Too bad she loves mustard.

  • jan

    I never knew mustard could be so controversial. I always just thought of it as a condiment, but Carrie floves it and David fhates it. Mustard is famous.

  • SashaB

    I guess they’d never split a sandwich or a veggie burger.

    But they both have terriers. She has a rat terrier and David has a scotty terrier. And are both adorakable. That was a really cute video.

  • weareallinnocent

    Well, ya know what Paula would say (er, sing?) Op-po-sites A-ttrack! (Boooo…)

    I know it’s true cuz I loooove mustard and, um, I find Cook way attractive and, Carrie, not so much. :-) (Another big boooo… Sorry!)

  • ilovetohateai

    i don’t see carrie dating cook, he is out of her league. have you seen the guys she dated?

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s also a big David Cook fan.

    :cool2_tb:

  • cookcricket

    I find this whole thing quite interesting…*mind analyzing way, way, waaaay too much*.

    Oh well, I love that she loves, loves, loves DCTR.

    I never knew mustard could be so controversial. I always just thought of it as a condiment, but Carrie floves it and David fhates it. Mustard is famous.

    And they made it famous! LOL.

  • jenipop

    OMG – How can anyone think Cookie is out of her league. I like her myself, but I am big David fan & he is a great guy. He would be a perfect gentleman & treat her better than some of the jerks she has dated in the past.

  • Paula

    Carrie likes jocks. David definitely isn’t her type.

  • ilovetohateai

    Carrie likes jocks. David definitely isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t her type.

    true! she definitely prefers the athletic ones, not the flabby ones!

  • butter

    I like Carrie ok, but honestly, I’ve always liked her a little less because I know she’s a vegetarian…and I don’t even work in the cattle industry. I now like her a little more because she’s a David Cook fan.

  • t2

    Anyone else wanna hear Carrie sing Wham! (whistles alone in the lonely silence….)

  • Jolene

    Forget the romance, I want a Carrie-Cook duet.

    Or, y’know, a Clarkson-Cook duet. I’m not picky. (-;

  • CathyMK

    I have a lot of respect for Carrie. It’s not easy to become vegetarian when your family isn’t, and to do so when your family raises cattle shows a lot of strength. And, of course I think she has great taste in music (and condiments)!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Carrie likes jocks. David definitely isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t her type.

    true! she definitely prefers the athletic ones, not the flabby ones!

    I’m pretty sure all of this is a joke.

  • sma11ie

    she loves, loves, loves DCTR.

    Too bad she loves loves loves loves NKOTB! Haha. That’s kinda cute though.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m pretty sure all of this is a joke.

    I agree with GwendolynD, while I think it’s simply adorable that they seem to be buddies, the shipping comments are not serious and all in good fun. They seem like big bro/little sis to me, which is kind of the way DC was with all his season 7 buddies. All this out of his/her league stuff is a bit silly to me. We can guess a type based on who Carrie’s dated, but how can outsiders ever really know what she looks for in a guy? And just one quick comment– Chace Crawford never struck me as a jock. He seemed kinda metro/skinny/whiny/girly. Blech. I’m glad she’s moved on from that to hockey players haha. Again, I kid. I have no idea what she’s looking for in a guy.

  • maturin

    Dear Lord, please send me a flabby man. And by flabby I mean like this here. We all have our tastes. It’s like mustard. Which Carrie seems to like.

  • windmills

    “And just one quick commentà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Chace Crawford never struck me as a jock. He seemed kinda metro/skinny/whiny/girly.”

    Walking around New York City I had the treat of seeing a number of shirtless Chace Crawford shots on buses and billboards when the new season of Gossip Girl was about to start. Let’s just say he appears to be VERY well-built. But I’ve seen an episode or two of Gossip Girl and let’s just say that Chace is much better enjoyed in still pictures than in scenes where he is required to act ;)

    Carrie’s mentioned Safety Suit in another interview too and said they’s friends. Like David Cook they’ve got Oklahoma ties and Carrie loves supporting her fellow Okies. However the New Kids On The Block have no known OK ties and Carrie took a huge detour in the middle of her tour, driving all the way from NC to Detroit to see them in concert and then driving down to Mississippi for her next concert. She later said she’d informed them of the long distance she’d traveled just to see them and hoped they didn’t think she was crazy :P

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Dear Lord, please send me a flabby man. And by flabby I mean like this here.

    :lol_wp:

  • SashaB

    Bwah!! ^^

    But seriously, I could care less who any artist chooses to date as long as s/he is not a minor. I like Carrie’s music. Period.

    I also like that she and David seem to be friends. They certainly know better than we how crazy Idolverse is and only they know what it is like dealing with Flat David and Flat Carrie toters. Hee.

  • CookorHubbyHmm

    I think they’d be a cute couple. I like how private she is and I like that she’s not intimidated by the media. She speaks her mind, but she doesn’t use her celebrity to influence people one way or the other.
    She hasn’t had much luck with her so-called “type” so who knows…maybe they would work out.
    She would be a serious upgrade for him, and he would be a definite upgrade for her! He’s so smart and yummy.
    It’s silly to even speculate on this stuff…but isn’t that why we’re in here?! Hee hee.

  • Keel

    butter said:

    I like Carrie ok, but honestly, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always liked her a little less because I know sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a vegetarianà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even work in the cattle industry.

    Why would you like her less because she’s a vegetarian? I haven’t heard that she’s preachy about it, is she? It’d be like liking her less because she prefers to buy organic produce. I don’t get it.

  • butter

    butter said:

    I like Carrie ok, but honestly, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always liked her a little less because I know sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a vegetarianà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even work in the cattle industry.

    “Why would you like her less because sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a vegetarian? I havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t heard that sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s preachy about it, is she? Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d be like liking her less because she prefers to buy organic produce. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it.”

    It’s my own opinion, to which I am entitled. You don’t have to agree.

  • Keel

    I’m just asking if there was any back story I didn’t know about because your opinion honestly caught me off guard. I’m not attacking your right to have an opinion.

  • CookorHubbyHmm

    I’m a vegetarian, but I never thought of it as a character flaw! Meat just doesn’t agree with my tummy!

  • weareallinnocent

    Dear Lord, please send me a flabby man. And by flabby I mean like this here.

    LMAO for a very long time, and still, LMAO!

  • CathyMK

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a vegetarian, but I never thought of it as a character flaw!

    I’m a vegetarian too. I don’t think knowing someone’s a vegetarian, all by itself, says anything about that person’s character. I’ve known people who are vegetarians simply out of concern for their own health, and people who see it as a way to help save the planet. Those backstories say pretty different things about those people, (I’m not judging whether either is right or wrong). Carrie said somewhere that she became a vegetarian when she was pretty young (a teenager, maybe?) because she couldn’t bear to eat the animals that she thought of as friends, even though her family’s livelihood depends on that very thing. To me, she took a noble moral stand, despite her youth. To others, it would be a foolish choice. I can see both sides of the story, but I identify with Carrie.

  • gingerly

    I’m really unconcerned abut Carrie being vegetarian. I don’t see it as a defining factor for her. I guess what I’m saying is I don’t see a trying to save the world with her food choice thinging. But don’t get me wrong, I’d be overjoyed if somebody could indeed save the world with the crap they eat. I just don’t see it happening. I do see however that the thinking tht would make somebody vegetarian is the thinking that could definitely change the world for the better.

  • oceana

    I never knew that being a vegetarian was controversal or negative. To me it has always been a positive. I’m semi-vegetarian because it bothers me to think of how animals are mass-raised and mass-killed in order to fill our need for meat. I love animals and don’t enjoy that they are killed so I can eat. I also think meat tastes gross sometimes. It also takes more land to raise cattle than to grow wheat that can feed many more people, and we are a planet with a lot of hungry people on it. In all ways I see vegetarianism as a positive, honorable thing to be. I never knew that anyone saw it as negative. Learn something new every day.

    p.s. I don’t think that because Carrie has dated one or two hockey players that they are the only type she likes. Those relationships didn’t last, as a matter of fact, so maybe she is tired of jocks. DC is a big sports fan, and to many women he is damn sexy. I don’t find jocks attractive at all, but a senuous and smart man, yes indeed. I don’t pretend to know what Carrie likes, but I find it hard to think that she would be oblivious to DC’s attractiveness. :)

  • s3rious

    Carrie is awesome! … and really, really genuinely nice :wub_tb:

  • cooktard76

    I am about to ask a seriously stupid question. If Carrie’s parents are cattle farmers, does this mean they raise and kill them for a living? So she is a vegetarian who grew up around that? I dunno, it just confuses me. Usually vegetarians have nothing to do with the killing of animals, but if they grow up in that environment/work field, then they are accustomed to it, I would think. Not the killing part, but the “we raise cattle that we are eventually going to eat” part.
    Maybe its like if everyone in your family was a doctor and you were the only one who hated handling needles, couldn’t stand the sight of blood, etc and picked a different career choice. Does this make sense?

  • mrcritic1980

    I never knew that being a vegetarian was controversal or negative. To me it has always been a positive. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m semi-vegetarian because it bothers me to think of how animals are mass-raised and mass-killed in order to fill our need for meat. I love animals and donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t enjoy that they are killed so I can eat. I also think meat tastes gross sometimes. It also takes more land to raise cattle than to grow wheat that can feed many more people, and we are a planet with a lot of hungry people on it. In all ways I see vegetarianism as a positive, honorable thing to be. I never knew that anyone saw it as negative. Learn something new every day.

    A lot of your information is based on half-truths/lies/exaggerations specifically the entire “we can feed more people if we all become vegetarian” myth.

    As for vegetarianism being a negative, well, you can largely blame PeTA for that. The way they shove their beliefs down people’s throats in very offensive ways and the way they sympathize with people firebomb medical research facilities is nauseating.

  • oceana

    A lot of your information is based on half-truths/lies/exaggerations specifically the entire à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“we can feed more people if we all become vegetarianà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  myth.

    I beg your pardon? First, you aren’t supposed to address posters here directly, and second, why don’t you show how my information is based on lies and exaggerations? This is quite an accusation with nothing to back it up.

    I said that it bothers me how animals are killed and treated, that’s not a lie, it does bother me. It might not bother everyone but some of us it does bother. I said I think meat tastes gross sometimes. That’s not a lie, it does, to me. I have also read books about how much land it takes to raise cattle compared to how much grain could be grown on the same land which could feed a lot of people. That’s not a lie or an exaggeration, though you might have a different take on it.

    Perhaps you could state your opinions without accusing someone else of lies and exaggerations. Also I don’t follow your logic about Peta. You disagree with their tactics, so therefore all vegetarians are negative in your eyes?

    I still don’t understand why being a vegetarian is a negative and you didn’t do anything to help me understand.

    I was once driving down a country road and at a stop sign in front of me was stopped a truck carrying chickens. They were screened in and they were piled together so that there was barely room for them to breathe. They were half-alive and half-dead, and in obvious agony. Ever since then I’ve thought about how animals are treated, and I try to shop at Whole Foods where the animals are treated humanely. Not to mention the antibiotics that are put into chickens that get into our bodies.

    There is nothing wrong with having a tender heart that feels for innocent animals. I cannot help feeling for them. I’ve seen movies about slaughterhouses for cattle and I’ve driven by the Chicago slaughterhouses and smelled them. Carrie was raised around that and her sensitive nature might have been appalled.

    We have to eat but we often don’t think about what happens to the animals before we eat them. We don’t see it and don’t know. I buy cage-free eggs also. I’d rather pay more to know that the hens were treated humanely. We have to eat but animals can be treated humanely. I don’t see a problem with that.

  • GEEK4VOCAB

    Awww. Carrie and Cookie sitting in a tree!

    I like her a little more every day.

    maturin – thank you so much for those gorgeous pictures of “flabby” David.

  • wjmtv

    Yeah, maturin, I see what you mean. He’s lookin’ real porky there.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    David Cook’s weight issues aren’t the subject of this post.

    Let’s move on, please.

  • Garnetstar

    David Cookà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s weight issues arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the subject of this post.

    LOL MJ. Sorry…snort.

    Yeah that’s cool that Carrie has diverse musical tastes. I think David was seen at a few Carrie concerts. One in LA and other one… I can’t remember. I agree I think he was picking her brain about the whole idol experience and how to navigate it.

  • NYCSlain

    George Michael? Really, Carrie?? WHAM!, Carrie?? Really? REALLY??? LOL.

    I think admitting THAT would be your most embarrassing moment…..

  • RemusL

    Haha… that was cute! So often, the public persona of Carrie comes across distant and too commercialized for me, so it’s nice to see a glimpse of the “regular” Carrie.

    NYCSlain, whatever one may say about George Michael’s well-documented problems in his personal life, he has always had great musical talent. There’s nothing embarrassing about Carrie admitting that he’s a big musical influence for her. I’d say the same about Boy George or Michael Jackson.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Also, could we please refrain from being rude?

    Some are vegetarians, and some are not. Some may be offended by it, some may applaud it. It’s called “a difference of opinion” There’s nothing to “get”

    Please disagree without challenging your fellow posters in a rude way.

  • NYCSlain

    Oh, trust me, I wasn’t referring to his personal problems. I stand by what I said. (Plus, it was a joke…)

  • proudmom

    Anyone else find it ironic that IN A TELEVISION INTERVIEW WITH A FAMOUS REPORTER Carrie says she’s working on keeping her vegetarianism to herself?

  • KarenLE67

    I am about to ask a seriously stupid question. If Carrieà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s parents are cattle farmers, does this mean they raise and kill them for a living? So she is a vegetarian who grew up around that? I dunno, it just confuses me. Usually vegetarians have nothing to do with the killing of animals, but if they grow up in that environment/work field, then they are accustomed to it, I would think. Not the killing part, but the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“we raise cattle that we are eventually going to eatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  part.
    Maybe its like if everyone in your family was a doctor and you were the only one who hated handling needles, couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand the sight of blood, etc and picked a different career choice. Does this make sense?

    I find this an interesting assumption, because I guess my own experience mirrors Carrie’s in that way. Most of my young life, my dad was a butcher. This was back in the day of small, family owned stores. I hung out in the back of the meat dept very often and, believe me, saw it all. Once in a while, he’d buy a side of beef for our own freezer, and my mom and I would go in with him during some off hours and wrap and label the packages as he cut the meat.

    When I was 23, I became vegetarian and still am. My husband is and we are raising our kids as such. The thing that opened my mind to change was a boyfriend who was veg. He wasn’t the preachy type, he just was. It had never occurred to me that there might be some kind of conscious choice to make about the food I grew up eating, but when it did, I thought about it and made a change. Funny thing is, last I knew, that old boyfriend had gone back to eating meat after many years veg.

    I don’t care much for country music, but I like knowing that Carrie is veg, because she’s someone I can point to that my kids can recognize and appreciate that she reflects something about their lives that usually sets them apart from almost everyone else they know.

    Speaking of being preachy, someone mentioned PETA. Frankly, they crack me up. Some of their advertising campaigns strike me as just so over the edge I find them hilarious. And part of what makes it funnier is just how darned seriously they take themselves. They are so totally, cluelessly, so self-absorbed. I think they’d be a lot more effective if they were able to be more self-effacing.

    And as far as David and Carrie listening to each other’s music, attending performances, friendship, whatever… I think it’s great that they’ve connected because it’s a pretty small club they’re in, after all. Carrie is one of the few in that club to have turned this sideways entry into the music business into an unequivocal success and legitimate A-list career, and if David’s got someone like her in his corner for advice, then I think that’s probably very helpful.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Um…I’m glad Carrie likes David’s CD because I do too.

    And…I like to eat meat. :cool_wp:

  • cookcricket

    LOL, thus the reason Carrie hesitates to mention she’s a vegetarian?

  • BootStar

    oceana and KarenLE67, loved both your posts. Thoughtful, beautifully communicated and not self-righteous. Kinda like Carrie (and Cook)!