Professional Troll Suggests Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Will Harm Her Child
British TV personality Katie Hopkins targeted Kelly Clarkson in a series of fat-shaming tweets and also, in an interview with ET. She said these horrible things partly under the guise of concern for her baby girl, River Rose. The only good thing to come out of this awful bullying was Clarkson’s pitch-perfect response to what is clearly mean-spirited trolling.
From EOnline, the details of the tweets Hopkins sent after seeing Clarkson on The Graham Norton Show:
“Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. #grahamnorton,”
Clarkson’s fans came to her defense and Hopkins tweeted in response:
“Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago,” the 40-year-old TV personality tweeted. “That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.”
Wow, this woman is the worst. Poor Kelly. Whether she had a baby a week ago, a year ago or a decade ago, this garbage person has no business saying a word about her weight. It’s sickening that it’s still somewhat socially acceptable to fat-shame women and that Hopkins thought it perfectly fine to insult Kelly publicly for how she looks after having a baby. As an aside, any woman who’s had a child has news for Hopkins — many moms take a year or longer to get back to their normal weight after having a child. Some never do. Not that it is at all relevant as she should not be making these comments anyway, but it is the truth. Hopkins is obviously a terrible troll but she is touching on a nerve here, even if her comments were only meant to get her attention.
Kelly found out about these bullying remarks during an interview with Heat magazine and had the following to say, which should have you standing up and cheering:
“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.”
Bravo, very well said! It’s got to be hurtful hearing someone insult her in that manner but she handled it in the classiest way possible. Of course, Hopkins wasn’t done with insulting Clarkson via those awful tweets — she also got some digs in during an interview with ET where she cruelly brought Clarkson’s baby into it:
“Kelly Clarkson is now a chunky monkey, if we’re putting it kindly,” she told ET. “She does look like she’s eaten her backup singers. My advice: she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some pushing and get some of that weight off.”
Oh, did we miss the part where Kelly asked for your advice, awful woman? She closes out with these lovely remarks:
“We give fat really cute names, don’t we? We have baby weight, puppy fat, love handles, muffin top, chunky monkey—ultimately these are all nice names for something that’s not very nice…You’re supporting Kelly Clarkson because everybody likes to have a fat friend, because the great thing about a fat friend is it makes you feel slimmer,”
“Every fat child has a fat parent. And that’s—for me—why Kelly Clarkson is an important example. She needs to allow her daughter to grow up knowing that it’s not great to be fat. It’s much better to be healthier.”
The notion that a parent carrying a few extra pounds will translate to an overweight child is ridiculous. Not only that, but the last comment combines fat-shaming with mom-shaming. Kelly is doing her best, like all of us, and even though her response was mature and confident, these remarks have to hurt her on some level. I’d be horrified if someone suggested that my weight would somehow harm my children. Katie Hopkins is the Ann Coulter of entertainment, just trying to get attention and rile people up. That said, I hope that Kelly is able to see that and not take these comments to heart.
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