12/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carrie Underwood: I "Lose Respect" For Celebrities Who Endorse

American Idol winner and country music superstar Carrie Underwood has lost all respect for Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Diddy, George Clooney and other celebrities who have backed candidates for office.

While talking about the presidential race with TV Guide, Carrie revealed, "There is someone I do support, but I don't support publicly. I lose all respect for celebrities when they back a candidate."

"It's saying that the American public isn't smart enough to make their own decisions," she explains. "I would never want anybody to vote for anything or anybody just because I told them to. Music is where you go to get away from all the BS. Whether it's from politics or just the world around you, music should be an escape."