Kelly Clarkson Fat-Shamer Gleefully Defends Her Commentary
Can someone shut this bitch up already? Journalist Katie Hopkins became “the most hated woman in Britain” when she sent out some nasty Twitter commentary on Kelly Clarkson’s weight this week, and now she’s gone on something of a mini-media tour, digging herself an even deeper hole while making bank off her own attitude problem. She told “Entertainment Tonight” that Clarkson needs to do some stroller-pushing and took to “Access Hollywood” to proudly proclaim that she’d make fun of Kelly’s size all over again.
Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 3, 2015
When Clarkson was asked by Heat magazine how she felt about Hopkins’ comments, she had no interest in sinking to her level:
“She’s tweeted something nasty about me? 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,” she 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.”
Some of Hopskins’ this-woman-can’t-be-real gems from the above “Access Hollywood” clip:
“Ultimately Kelly Clarkson is a chunky monkey. We can call it baby weight. We can call it puppy fat. We can call it love handles. We can call it muffin top…but ultimately it’s fat.”
“There is no such thing as fat-shaming. There is only skinny-blaming…You’re looking to blame ME for fat-shaming people.”
“[That tweet is] not bullying, that’s a great line. Twitter is about finding the fun.”
“Ultimately if you put yourself out there, if you’re in the media, if you’re in the public eye, you have to accept what comes your way.”
I know I shouldn’t be surprised — this is a woman with the words “fat people are lazy” right in her Twitter bio as the very first thing people read about her, but how do people this obnoxious actually exist? She sure is loving trolling the hell out of us all, that’s for sure. One of the most unfortunate aspects of this situation is that Hopkins has two daughters — I can’t imagine what kinds of difficulty they could end up having with their own body image as they grow up with this woman. For what it’s worth, making fun of strangers’ bodies for sport is terrible karma, and I firmly believe that shit will come back around in one way or another. (By the way, Clarkson finally admitted that Justin Guarini was totally into her curves back in 2002, I ALWAYS KNEW IT).