Body shamers can just keep on hating as far as Kelly Clarkson is concerned, because she literally could not care less.
Oh how we love you, Kelly.
In a delightfully candid new interview with The Daily Mail UK, Kelly talked all things new music, motherhood and the onslaught of body scrutiny she’s endured over the last several years.
Though Kelly has never been one to back down in the face of the backlash, this is the first time she’s addressed the criticism in her music, with a new song called “Whole Lotta Woman.”
The Daily Mail reports that during a performance at the Rainbow Room in New York City, the superstar addressed all the bad jokes and comments over the years, telling the crowd, “This is who I am and I’m happy. Happy looks different on everyone.”
“The media has always been obsessed with it [her size],” she said.
“I have felt conflicted over the years. Do you address it? Do you talk about it? Because then you just add to the noise. But people like me to talk about it, so I don’t really mind carrying that flag,” she explained.
The mother of two says she is proud to be a role model for positive body image for her fans.
“I love that people come up to me and say: ‘Because you are comfortable in your skin, you have made me more comfortable in mine.’ That’s the best compliment ever.”
You inspire us, Kelly. Keep doing you, girl.