Kelly Clarkson's response to harsh fat-shaming comments deserves a slow clap

Mar 5, 2015 at 11:05 a.m. ET
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Since when is it OK to fat-shame someone? Clearly, British journalist Katie Hopkins did not get that memo.

Hopkins made headlines earlier this week for her cruel comments about Kelly Clarkson's weight, tweeting, "That's not baby weight. That's carrot cake." And picking on someone appears to have made her more relevant because people are all of a sudden talking about Hopkins, so she thought she'd do it again.

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Hopkins recently appeared on Entertainment Tonight and attacked Clarkson's weight once again, saying, "Kelly Clarkson is now a chunky monkey, if we're putting it kindly. 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."

How is Clarkson's weight anybody else's business? If she is happy, then that is all that matters. She does not need another person to comment on her body because it is hers and hers alone. In fact, it's completely disgusting that Hopkins even thinks she can make these comments.

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Hopkins then went so far as to suggest that her fat-shaming is needed, and the reason is absurd.

"We give fat really cute names, don't we?" Hopkins said. "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."

Well, Clarkson has responded in the best possible way, telling Heat magazine, "That's because she doesn't know me. I'm awesome! It doesn't bother me. 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."

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What an incredible response, and she's dead-on. You need nobody else's acceptance.

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