Our lives would suck without Kelly Clarkson! The beloved singer gave us another reason to love her after she recently defended Valerie Bertinelli from a body-shaming troll. As the Valerie’s Home Cooking star called out an internet user for pointing out her “chubby” weight, Kelly couldn’t help but have her back.
“Wow. Someone is always there to remind me to tidy up my negative thoughts some more,” Valerie, 59, wrote via Twitter on Monday, February 17. “Thank you for reminding me I’m so much more than my body. Have a blessed day. ❤️”
True power is recognizing the projection of others negativity & punching it square n the face w/all the positive, remarkable, intelligent, beautiful light that seeps from ur pores. Pity people that speak ill of others because while some of us r dancing, the others r too afraid. https://t.co/X03QKyFzIc
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) February 18, 2020
The Voice coach, 37, then reshared Valerie’s tweet — which included a screenshot of the Food Network‘s Instagram post announcing that the celebrity chef would be cooking live on its app on February 18, as well as the troll’s comment that read, “Aww, so chubby.” Instead of putting the social media user in their place with harsh words, Kelly opted to kill them with kindness.
“True power is recognizing the projection of others negativity and punching it square n the face w/all the positive, remarkable, intelligent, beautiful light that seeps from your pores,” she wrote. “Pity people that speak ill of others because while some of us r dancing, the others are too afraid.”
Considering the Kelly Clarkson Show star has been open and honest about her struggles with body image, it’s no surprise she came to the TV personality’s defense. Kelly — who is the proud mom of 5-year-old daughter River Rose and 3-year-old son Remington with husband Brandon Blackstock — opened up to Redbook in April 2017 about having to keep up with society’s beauty standards.
“People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight,” the blonde beauty once shared, referring to her weight gain after giving birth. “I’m like, ‘Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world.’ No one actually cares about your health. They just care about aesthetics. It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy.”
Now that she’s older, Kelly said she’s trying to remind herself that it’s OK to be comfortable in your own skin.
“I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it. There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism — that is not me,” she revealed at the time. “I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.”