Kelly Clarkson Is The Queen Of Body Positivity
Once again, the extremely talented singer and role model for women everywhere is promoting body positivity. While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kelly Clarkson opened up about body shaming, and her response to all the harsh comments about her weight is beyond perfect. Talk show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres brought up the topic because of what British journalist and TV personality Katie Hopkins said about Clarkson's body.
For those who need a quick refresher, Hopkins tweeted the following: "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen.” She also posted, “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.”
First, yes, it's disgusting that someone could be so rude and demeaning. Also, I just love when other women bash other women, don't you? I hope you can feel the sarcasm. Moving on, Clarkson told DeGeneres that this isn't anything new for her. Ever since she appeared on American Idol, Clarkson's weight has been a topic of discussion, and it doesn't really bother her. She told DeGeneres, "People are like, 'I'm so sorry that lady in London was so mean to you.' And I'm like, 'Are you serious?' Like, get in line!"
However, Clarkson's feelings do get hurt when fans open up to her about how people see them. She said, "I think what hurts my feelings for people is when I'll have a meet and greet after the show and a girl who's, like, bigger than me will be in the meet and greet and be like, 'Oh, God!' And they'll say, 'If they think you're big I must be so fat to them.'"
With that said, Clarkson doesn't want anyone to change for society or for anyone who thinks everyone should be one size. As long as you're happy, that's all that matters. As Clarkson told DeGeneres,
It's like, you just are who you are. We are who we are — whatever size. It doesn't mean that we're gonna be that forever. That's the thing! Sometimes we're more fit. Like, especially me. I'm such a creative person that I yo-yo. Sometimes I'm more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don't and I'm like, "I'd rather have wine."
Amen, Clarkson. Amen.