Listen everybody, Kelly Clarkson has no time for the haters!
Kelly Clarkson’s post-baby body has been subjected to some very unfair and frankly nasty (we’re looking at you Katie Hopkins) scrutiny as of late. But sadly it's all nothing that the singer hasn’t been dealing with since she first came onto the music scene. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Clarkson said she’s been dealing with comments about her weight since she appeared on ‘American Idol’ back in 2002 and people’s ugly words are nothing new.
Kelly Clarkson has endured criticism regarding her weight for years.
"I love how people think that’s new," Kelly told Ellen when asked about recent comments regarding the singer’s weight. "Like, welcome to the past 13 years.” Referring to British personality Katie Hopkins, who publicly made fun of the singer Clarkson said, "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!”
Clarkson said she first experienced jabs about her weight as a contestant on ‘American Idol’ in 2002. "I was the biggest girl in the show," she said. "And I wasn't big, but people would call me big. Because I was the biggest one on 'Idol,' I've kind of always gotten that.”
But while Kelly herself is able to shrug off the hurtful comments, its her young fans the singer worries about. "I think what hurts my feelings for [other] people is that 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, 'Wow, if they think you’re big I must be so fat to them,'" Clarkson explained.
"And it's like, you're just who you are. We are who we are -- whatever size. And it doesn't mean that we're gonna be that forever.” Clarkson added that like many others her weight has always fluctuated, and it always will."Sometimes we're more fit. Like, especially me," she said.
"I'm such a creative person that I yoyo. So 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.”
Host Ellen agreed with her guest adding, "I think that's totally fine. As long as you're happy and as long as you feel like you're taking care of yourself and healthy. I want you to be able to have your wine!” “I do too!” Clarkson added.