“No, I wouldn’t say [I'm a] feminist — that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’ I love that I’m being taken care of, and I have a man that’s a leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense … but I’ve worked really hard since I was 19, when I first auditioned for Idol.”
Here’s Kelly Clarkson in TIME magazine on why she doesn’t call herself a feminist. You can call yourself anything you want, or not, Kelly. But are you sure about that? Because if your music is any judge, I would argue you’re a kickass “modern day feminist” just like Beyoncé. Keep reading »
Miss Independent is a happily married woman now! Kelly Clarkson got hitched to talent manager Brandon Blackstock this weekend during a picturesque countryside ceremony in Tennessee. Today, she’s sharing the couple’s wedding video, which shows the songstress and her hubby dancing, kissing, laughing and just being the cutest newlyweds. You get a closer look at her Temperley wedding gown, too! At the very end, the signature “Brandon & Kelly Blackstock” passes across the screen — she took her husband’s name! We’re so happy for you, Kelly. Keep on being adorable. [Eonline]
Oh hey, congrats due to singer Kelly Clarkson and her longtime boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, who got semi-secretly married this weekend in Tennessee. I say “semi-secretly” because while we knew the two were getting married soon, they never announced a wedding date or location. Anyway, now that the nuptials are done, Kelly is sharing a few photos from their special day on Twitter. I’m digging the vaguely-Stevie Nicks vibe of her Temperley London dress. Check out one more after the jump! [via Twitter] Keep reading »
‘Tis the season for celebrity political endorsements, and just yesterday comes another one — this time from Kelly Clarkson. Kelly says that while she considers herself a Republican, she can’t abide by Mitt Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance, and has decided to support Obama. Additionally, she said, “I’ve been reading online about the debates and I’m probably going to vote for Obama again … I can’t support Romney’s policies as I have a lot of gay friends and I don’t think it’s fair they can’t get married.”
Additionally, she voiced concern over women’s rights issues. “I’m not a hardcore feminist but we can’t be going back to the ’50s,” she said.
Last year, Clarkson voiced her support for Ron Paul, but then retracted it after it was found that Paul was linked to several racist and homophobic pamphlets. “I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights,” she said.
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