NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music fans apparently got Faith Hill's joke.
Sixty-five percent of respondents to an online poll by Country Weekly magazine said Hill was just joking during the Country Music Association awards show last week.
Cameras showed her screaming "WHAT?" in apparent anger when she lost the female vocalist of the year award to newcomer Carrie Underwood.
Her reaction caused an uproar, and Hill released a statement the next day saying it was all a joke. She also called Underwood to clear up any misunderstanding.
In the poll, 33 percent said Hill was disrespectful, and two percent said the incident was a big deal about nothing.
The poll was conducted on the magazine's Web site from Wednesday through Sunday. There were about 40,000 responses.