Kelly Clarkson Is Neither A Feminist Nor Gay

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Feministing points out that in a recent interview, Kelly Clarkson was asked if she would call herself a feminist. "No, not at all," Kelly replied. She continued:

"I've never had to even think like a feminist because no one around me even thinks one [sex] is higher than the other." Yes, that's right. You are from Texas, and in the music industry, yet no one around you acts like women are inferior? Well: earlier in the interview, Kelly was faced with this question: "You once said that you sold more than 15 million records worldwide, and still nobody listens to what you have to say because 'I'm 25 and I'm a woman.' Do you consider the record industry to be a boys' club?" Ms. Clarkson answered thusly:

I just know for a fact ... why I said that was because I was actually on a phone call with two people who did not know I was on the phone, and I literally heard somebody I used to work with say, "Well, you know what, he can get away with it because it's a guy. She's a girl, so let's just face it, it's different." And I was like, "Is this the 1950s?" I hung up and didn't listen to the rest. I'm like,"I don't get it." No one thinks that ... and I'm from a frickin' Republican state. It's just sad. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the industry that do think like that. I absolutely know that for a truth because I heard it from their mouths. It's a blow to the stomach. It kind of hurts when you work so hard and take the high road so much ... it's lonely.

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Confused? So is Kelly Clarkson, it seems. But not about her sexuality! She says: "People are like, 'Are you secretly a lesbian? Because I'd really love it.'" Alas: "I could never be a lesbian. I would never want to date [someone like] myself, ever. I'm a crazy person. I need some kind of stable, quiet man." Does that mean she'd date women, except they only come in one flavor, and that's batshitinsane? Oh, what about the fact that she's never been in love? "I don't think its very odd. I'm 26 years old," Kelly claims. "I just think I'd rather have quality than quantity."

Kelly Clarkson: "Not at all" a feminist [Feministing]
Kelly Clarkson says she "could never be a lesbian" [Reuters]
Kelly Clarkson Gets What She Wants [PopEater]

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You lot are insufferable. She is now enemy # 1 because, for whatever reason, she did not ascribe to a label we think she should. Is her accepting the label more important than her actions? I have met people that use that label and do absolutely nothing for women.

At times I am unsure if this group is really interested in the goal that women make their own choices or is more interested in women making the choices they deem appropriate for them.