Kelly Clarkson’s weight continues to be an unnecessary topic of debate for people who have no business commenting on it.
Back in February, Katie Hopkins tweeted a bad joke about the singer eating her backup singers. After dismissing those comments in a previous interview, Clarkson again addressed it during an appearance today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying she’s used to that type of criticism:
“I love how people think that’s new. Like, welcome to the past 13 years! [On American Idol], I wasn’t big, but people would call me big. 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 adds that she feels bad when she meets fans who read all the negative comments:
“I think what hurts my feelings for people is when I’ll have a meet and greet after the show and a girl whose, 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.’ 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,’” she laughed.
(Sidebar: Clarkson’s adorable baby River rules the world)
Now adding to the peanut gallery of criticism, Fox’s Chris Wallace and radio host Mike Gallagher brought up Clarkson’s weight on Gallagher’s show today, according to Media Matters.
In the audio below, Gallagher says, “Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up.” Wallace responds with a backhanded compliment: “She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little bit, but she’s got a great voice.”
These pair of dickheads also seem to assume that joking about Gallagher’s weight issues lessens the blow. “I didn’t have a baby. It looks like I ate the baby,” says Gallagher.
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