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Carrie Underwood Posts Selfie to ‘Shine a Light’ on Slavery. But Fans Are More Concerned with Her Face

Days after hosting the CMA awards in November, Carrie Underwood took a nasty fall that landed her in the hospital with multiple injuries including a broken wrist.

Underwood later revealed in a letter to her fan club that the fall had also caused injury to her face. She wrote, in part:

In addition to breaking my wrist, I somehow managed to injure my face as well. I’ll spare you the gruesome details, but when I came out of surgery the night of my fall, the doctor told [my husband] Mike that he had put between 40 and 50 stitches in.

She pointed out that as a result of the fall she is “not quite looking the same”:

Now, here we are 7 weeks later and, even though I’ve had the best people helping me, I’m still healing and not quite looking the same.

Once a fan of selfies:

Carrie Underwood/Instagram

Underwood has kept her face mostly hidden on social media as of late:

Carrie Underwood/Instagram

And one of her latest Instagram posts has fans pointing it out… again:

Carrie Underwood/Instagram

Underwood posted the photo of herself and hubby Mike Fisher in support of the “End It Movement,” which is advocating for the end of modern slavery. She captioned the photo:

Together, we’re in it to end it! Help us shine a light on modern day slavery. @enditmovement #enditmovement

But fans couldn’t help but point out the ‘X’ placed strategically over her face. Some of the commenters weren’t having it:

Dude, enough with this attention seeking crap. Deal with it, just stop with the covering up of your face. It’s getting old.

I was a huge fan since day one. But this whole cover up with your injury is making me lose my support. You cover and hide from fans. What about the people that can’t afford to cover their scars? You are making it hard for the younger generation to embrace their flaws

Please don’t cover your scar. Children look up to you. My 5 year old has bilateral cleft lip and palate. Show the world a scar really does tell a story of courage! We adore you and a scar isn’t changing our feelings.

And the message you are sending out to your young fans is to be shallow and that beauty is everything. You are alive and healthy, be grateful for that and move on about your scar already!

Others showed their support and suggested she “embrace” her new look:

You should show your scars. Your only making those with them more self conscious of heir own flaws. Your looks aren’t what makes you great!!

Embrace your scars, they show you have lived.

But as one commenter pointed out, the pose is symbolic to the cause, and could have nothing to do with the scars on her face:

She has literally done the same pose for a few years now!! It’s symbolic of all the victims and them not having a voice! If you also noticed her husband had his face covered too!

Underwood’s support for the movement dates back to at least 2015:

The “End It Movement” website states that between 20 and 45.8 million people are enslaved around the world today.

According to CMT, advocates for the movement can show support by “draw[ing] a red X on your hand, tak[ing] a selfie showing off that X and then tag[ging] any social media posts with #EndItMovement.”

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