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Fat-Shaming Kelly Clarkson: Not a Good Idea

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Last year Kelly Clarkson, one of America’s most beloved singers, had a baby. The baby is adorable, as evidenced by her recent People Magazine photoshoot, which graced the magazine’s cover, and Clarkson looks great. Despite the fact that Clarkson’s weight is average or below that of the typical American woman, a British media personality who few on this side of the pond know, took aim at the star with the following tweets:

Katie Hopkins, the British media personality in question, has certainly obtained her 15 minutes of fame for taking aim at Clarkson, but only because of Clarkson’s classy response. She told Heat Magazine (H/T Buzzfeed),

I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. Someone tweeted something about me? Oh, and she’s tweeted something nasty about me? 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. 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 confidence not only in her own body image, but also her defense of it, is an inspiration to American girls and women who are daily faced with weight pressure in the form of constant media images promoting only women in single-digit dress sizes. Unlike most stars who hire a personal trainer and go on a crash diet after having a baby (and who then credit just breastfeeding for their drastic post-baby weight loss) Clarkson chose to take the route most American women choose: prioritizing spending quality time with her new baby instead of with her personal trainer.

Comment below: Why do you think the British star took aim at Clarkson?

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Comments on “Fat-Shaming Kelly Clarkson: Not a Good Idea”

  1. Michelle says:

    First of all Kelly is a very pretty lady big or thin. Her attitude is what makes her that way. Katie you are right down nasty and have you looked in the mirror. Kelly can loose weight but you can’t loose your ugliness. trust me you are right down ugly and your attitude makes you even uglier..

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