If you were checked out of the Twitter-sphere last night as The Sound of Music Live! aired on NBC, you may have missed just about everyone and their mothers sharing one startling revelation with the world: Carrie Underwood is, in fact, not Julie Andrews.
It's shocking, yes—but true! Carrie Underwood is not Julie Andrews, and for that, Twitter felt it imperative to rip apart every single second of her performance as if she were Paris Hilton attempting Shakespeare, or something. No matter that it was pretty much her first time acting in a production and role of this scale, or that it was a live telecast, or that she has no control over the fact that her costume looks like what the St. Pauli girl wears—Twitter says SHE MUST BE STOPPED. And so they tried, 140 vicious characters at a time.
Seriously though, Underwood got some mad hate on the social networking site last night, mostly from people who felt her acting wasn't up to par for the role of Maria—so much so, that you've almost got to feel bad for the girl.
For starters, some thought her acting was a bit flat...
Who knew that Carrie Underwood was also an actress? (Not anyone watching #SoundofMusic now)— MarinkaNYC (@MarinkaNYC) December 6, 2013
Did NBC forget that there would be parts where Carrie Underwood doesn't sing & we'd have to watch her try to talk words #TheSoundOfMusicLive— Kelly Phillips (@kellypcomics) December 6, 2013
I sure hope Carrie Underwood never finds herself inside a paper bag that must be acted out of!— delrayser (@delrayser) December 6, 2013
It's like Carrie Underwood has never had a conversation with another human being!— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) December 6, 2013
That was way harsh, Michael.
Some thought she needed acting lessons...
Collecting money to get Carrie Underwood acting lessons. Pay with Amex, Visa, MasterCard, or dirt I don't even care someone just help her.— Kathryn Forbes (@kathryn_forbes) December 6, 2013
And some people had some questions about Carrie's choices during her performance:
At what point does Carrie Underwood dig her key into the side of a pretty little souped up Nazi 4-wheel drive?— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) December 6, 2013
Love Carrie Underwood, obviously.. who doesn't. But I really wish she sounded Austrian— Colleen D (@colld_123) December 6, 2013
Is it bothering anyone else that Carrie Underwood keeps saying "GayORG" instead of "GayOG"? #SoundofMusicLive— Dana Dodd (@danadodd79) December 6, 2013
My problem with Carrie Underwood is she plays nothing with any stakes. Nothing has any consequence. James & Cyrus are GIVING it.— Chaxrlotte (@CharKiNte) December 6, 2013
This isn't exactly related to Underwood's performance, but Twitter also had a lot to say about her wardrobe:
Sounds about right.
when did carrie underwood leave to film the remake of working girl #SoundofMusic— Martha Hershour (@marthahershour) December 6, 2013
Gotta admit...she has a point.
But, for every person who criticized, there was at least one voice of reason:
Its easy 2 be snarky. Sound of Music was a huge risk 4 NBC & I really enjoyed it, especially cuz it probably drove Anne Hathaway up a wall.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 6, 2013