Kelly Clarkson Talks Weight Criticism With Ellen DeGeneres

Not every influential person in my life is a journalist.

I’ve been a die-hard Kelly Clarkson fan since she first graced our ears with her heel-stomping, confidence-boosting “Miss Independent” in 2003.

The passion Clarkson has for her art, and the amount of love she has for her family and fans are incredibly admirable.

Regardless of the criticism Clarkson has been facing from the media recently, she continues to hold her head high and walk and perform with confidence. She has not let the negativity she faces on a daily basis affect her.

Having faith and confidence in your work and yourself is essential to being a successful journalist. There will always be people who question your work. You need to be able to stand up for yourself and know that you have presented the news in an unbiased, truthful way.


Kelly Clarksonrecently had a baby, got married and joined the cast of American Idol as a mentor. But even with all of her recent successes, it seems people can’t stop focusing on her weight. Luckily, the singer doesn’t really care what anyone thinks (remember when she responded to those horrible body-shaming tweets?), and she addressed her critics in a recent interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

When asked about the negativity she’s received regarding her weight, the 32-year-old told DeGeneres she’s been on the receiving end of these comments for years. “I love how people think that’s new — like, ‘Welcome to the past 13 years,’ ” she told the TV host. “Yeah, I was the biggest girl on [American Idol], too. And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big because I was the biggest one on Idol, and I’ve…

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