Carrie Underwood is attacked by body shaming trolls as she posts close-up picture of scar
Everyone knows that when life knocks you down, you've just got to get back up again.
That's exactly what Carrie Underwood has done after she suffered a traumatic fall back in 2017. In November, the Cry Pretty star experienced a "freak accident" where she tripped down a step after taking her dogs outside and was forced to have 40 to 50 stitches in her face.
As a result of this incident, the pregnant singer now has a scar on her lip. However, Carrie isn't letting this shatter her self-confidence, something that she showed on social media recently when she confidently posted a close-up selfie.
On Saturday, the 35-year-old uploaded a throwback picture of herself on the set of her Love Wins video, which was released in September. In the image, Carrie pulls her hair back off her face in order to show off her smokey eye make-up and colourful face paint.
Pulling a pout, the scar on her lip was visible too, something that delighted many of her fans, who immediately showered her with praise. One supporter cheered "Your scar is simply beautiful", while another wrote "Love her and she is a beautiful woman inside and outside."
However, soon enough the body shamers came out to play, leaving hateful comments, accusing Carrie of getting cosmetic surgery, rather than suffering a fall.
"Lip injection tooo much looks fake. But I love Carrie yes u just don’t need all that fake look," wrote one person. Another Instagrammer commented saying: "Wow Carrie. Doesn’t even look like you. That’s not a pic of the beautiful girl we fell in love with on AI! Lip injections, really. Don’t become like every other 'star'".
However, the singer's fans soon jumped to her defence, with many sharing their own stories of living life with disfigurement. An Instagrammer named @byjennifermarie commended the country singer, writing: "As a mom who is raising a daughter with a scar on the bridge of her nose, I applaud your courage".
Another bit back at the trolls, insisting that Carrie was brave to share her insecurity with her followers. "how brave of her to fearlessly show herself," wrote @jweezie22. "And how embarrassing for you to leave this comment. I'm happy to share an insecurity, I also have a few scars on my face and several on my body. We all have a past and we should all shine on despite those that want to focus on our flaws ❤️? (sic)".
The soon to be mother-of-two has spoken out in the past about the mark on her face, stating she worried her young son would be scared of her injury.
"Any time someone gets injured, it looks pretty bad in the beginning, and you're like, 'What is this going to wind up like?' You just don't know," she told Redbook magazine. "It was also a perception thing, because I look at myself [now] and I see it quite a bit, but other people are like, 'I wouldn't have even noticed,'" she said. "Nobody notices as much as you think they will, so that's been nice to learn."
You're looking beautiful Carrie, ignore the haters!