Kelly Clarkson Reacts to Internet Backlash

Kelly Clarkson Responds to Internet Backlash
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When Kelly Clarkson chose to get political and stuff, the internet reacted with a virtual bitch slap. 

"Miss Independent" put herself out there via Twitter, saying: "I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't." 

She was attacked by people who claim the Republican hopeful is a racist homophobe. True to form, Kelly didn't let naysayers back her down.

Instead, she laid out her thoughts on the matter, tweeting: "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. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he's my favorite."

As the attacks continued, she stayed strong in her stance on the issue: 

"Man, my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y'all ever disagree with something I say please don't feel the need to attack me. I will listen to what you say and any articles or viewpoints you have when you say it with respect. Being hateful is not a healthy way to get people to see or hear you. I was raised to respect people and their decisions and beliefs and I hope you will grant me the same decency. If you don't agree with me simply unfollow me. It's really that easy. I hope you don't because I would love the chance to hear what you have to say, but if you're so blinded by hate you can't seek peace and progress then that is your unfortunate prerogative."

Whether or not Kelly's political viewpoints are shared by the majority, she's got a point! It's almost a New Year, can't we leave the hate behind in 2011? Also, we still like her music. 



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  • simplydiffer

    World dictatorship? What the bloody hell are you talking about? Besides,Congress can even decide what type of sandwich they want for lunch together, let alone the fate of America. They have an 11% approval rating for a reason. And I don't know if you read my comment correctly, but I gave an example of Ron Paul voting against the renewal of the Civil Rights Act (which holds businesses accountable for acts of racism and gender prejudice). Look at the 14th Amendment, you know the one were all citizens having equal protection under the law? You see, that's a part of the Constitution. If you don't believe in the Civil Rights Act, 14th Amendment, WHICH IS PART OF THE CONSTITUTION. What do people not get about this?

  • troof

    Securitizing bad mortgages destroyed the economy. Not Wall Street. The Federal Govt. under Carter started the whole thing with the idea that everyone deserved to magically own their own home, no matter if they could pay for it or not. Banks were forced to make bad loans, mortgage securities came along as a way to try and make some sort of money out of the clusterfuck, buyers ran out, then the collapse. It doesn't help either when the private sector is penalized with excessive taxes to generate funds to pay off the unions.

  • Lake Como
    Lake Como

    Live and learn. In addition to the racist newsletters, I'd advise Kelly to study what "less government" means. 30 years of a deregulated Wall Street caused the 2008 financial collapse. Some things MUST be regulated.

  • Palm Bay John
    Palm Bay John

    simplydiffer Who is the only candidate that wants to return to the good ole constitution instead of whatever the hell we have now? We are going broke, businesses are fleeing America, congress is corrupted by multi nat'l corps, most of congress wants us to give our soverinety to the UN, so we can be part of a world government / dictatorship, His name is Paul , Ron Paul.

  • so?

    Why, so we can put some brainless ignorant republicans in? That'll help.

  • Ricky

    Obama sucks. Get these brainless liberals out of the white house please !!!

  • tracksack

    She posted on twitter. She could be like the 1,000 other celebs who try to excessively force their political beliefs down your throat! Come on...

  • simplydiffer

    He is a racist homophobe. But I greatly respect Kelly Clarkson for not going off on the people who went off on her. While Ron Paul is the best Republican candidate, he's, like I said earlier, is a racist homophobe. People tend to forget that when they are talking about him. He voted against the 2004 renewal of the Civil Rights Act. Enough said. But Kelly is still one cool cat because she kept a level head during people flipping their sh*t.

  • nanafromindiana

    Love you!!! you are very true!!!!