The pop/country superstar is happily married and a new mom, so she takes the celebrity thing in stride.
These days, celebrities can’t do or say anything without generating an avalanche of comments on various social media platforms. Even the most successful and popular among them are not immune from internet trolls.
After her recent appearance on Britain’s The Graham Norton Show, Kelly Clarkson became the subject of some pretty hurtful, fat shaming tweets. The tweeter was British television personality Katie Hopkins, who is also known as “the most hated woman in Britain.”
She posted the following tweet after Clarkson’s performance: “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. #grahamnorton.”
Clarkson’s fans immediately came to her defense, and Hopkins responded with another not-so-nice tweet, “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.”
Clarkson just laughed off Hopkins’ remarks and stated, “That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will.”
Since winning American Idol in 2002, Clarkson as lived in the spotlight. She said, “I’ve just never cared what people think. It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family — I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”
Clarkson’s positive attitude about her whole life, not just the celebrity side, is indeed awesome. She is a real role model for anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of hurtful comments.