Earlier this week, Carrie Underwood announced that she will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her new version of Mötley Crüe’s Home Sweet Home to The Humane Society of the United States. Underwood’s song will get the prime-time treatment each week on American Idol — as the show has adopted the single as its goodbye theme for voted off contestants.
Of course, not everyone is a fan of this charitable donation — particularly the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, a lobbying and hunters rights group. “Carrie Underwood has decided to use her talents to benefit an organization dedicated to destroying the rights of thousands of her fans,” Rick Story, vice president of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, said in a news release. “HSUS does not operate or oversee animal shelters; it is a radical organization that seeks to end hunting and other responsible uses of animals in America.”
The U.S. Sportsman Alliance is urging hunters across America to contact executives at FOX Broadcasting and “demand that Underwood’s song not be given a stage to raise money for HSUS.”
Um, yea, good luck with that one. Underwood is a heavy star and FOX isn’t going to drop her single and alienate her music because some hunters are upset at her choice in charity. ‘Nuff said.