Haters gonna hate and frankly, Kelly Clarkson ain’t listening to it!
And why should she? Apart from being a new mom to her beautiful daughter River Rose, her new album Piece by Piece is also No.1 on iTunes. Clarkson has a lot to smile about right now and isn’t letting a fat-shamer rain on her parade. And even when they try, she sure knows how to shut them down.
Clarkson, who has been rocking a fuller figure lately, received some nasty criticism for her weight gain. “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen,” tweeted British personality Katie Hopkins, who was responding to Clarkson’s appearance on Graham Norton Live back in February. “Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat,” she continued. “Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.”
Her fat-shaming tweet received immediate backlash, but that didn’t stop Hopkins from taking her comments one step further on Monday. “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves,” Hopkins tweeted.
Now, if you already think this woman is awful, you’re not alone. Hopkins has been nicknamed “the wicked witch” of the U.K, and we’re beginning to see why.
“My advice: she needs to get out there with her stroller and do some pushing and get some of that weight off,” Hopkins told ET in a recent interview. “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.” It’s also much better to be a kind person, but we’re not entirely sure Hopkins knows what that is.
Now for the best part—Clarkson’s response to the entire thing.
When Heat magazine asked Clarkson on her thoughts on the body-shaming tweets, the songstress was slightly amused by it all. “I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about,” she told them. “Someone Tweeted something nasty about me?”
After the interviewer explained the situation with Hopkins, Clarkson laughed and shook off the entire thing. “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,” Clarkson continued. “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.”
Clarkson: 1 Hopkins: 0
Go Kelly! You do you, momma!