Kelly Clarkson has the perfect response to a particularly nasty British troll


This ^^ is a “British TV presenter” named Katie Hopkins. She’s not a real journalist in the sense that she breaks news on important subjects. The frame of reference I would use for our American readers is that she’s sort of a Kathy Lee Gifford-type, maybe mixed with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Ann Coulter and Whoopi Goldberg. You get the idea? She’s famous for making stupid comments in public. She’s a “professional troll.” Her job is to get a rise out of a people.

Well, Hopkins latest is a doozy. She decided to get on her Twitter and throw a hissy fit about Kelly Clarkson. Yes, that Kelly Clarkson. The same Kelly Clarkson who would never hurt a fly. Kelly has never said anything negative about anyone, ever. This is what Hopkins tweeted yesterday:

Classy. Just to clarify, Kelly Clarkson had her baby eight months ago. Not that it matters, because hateful troll is hateful trolling. According to the Daily Mail, Hopkins also made some comments after Kelly performed on the Graham Norton Show, writing: “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Darling, if you had a baby a year ago, that is not baby weight. It is fat. Quit calling it cute names to make yourself feel better.”

There’s so much about this that pisses me off. Kelly has never put herself out there as some sexy pop star known mostly for her body. Kelly actually has a voice and she can sing her guts out, so who gives a crap about her body? Besides, if you get off on judging women who have only given birth less than a year ago, you’re a terrible person. Why is this a thing?

Oh, and when someone asked Kelly about all of this, her first response was “Who?” Which is amazing, because seriously, we have enough stupid trolls here in America without needing to import British trolls. When someone explained what Hopkins wrote, Kelly said: “Oh, and 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. 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.” Classy.



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  1. savu says:

    DAYUM. You go girl. That kind of crap would probably get to me, but she rose way the hell above it. Plus, extra weight or not, she’s got amazing talent and I swear to god she ALWAYS looks happy. Good for her!

    • bettyrose says:

      “That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome.” Can we make 7 billion t-shirts of this and give them to the whole world?

    • Tristan says:

      Katie Hopkins has made a career for herself out of being horrible to everybody. Kelly’s response is pure class! If only everybody had the presence of mind & strength of character to deal with bullies in the same way!

    • katy says:

      Right? I’d have lashed out so bad at that troll. Good on Kelly though – she seems so blissful that the hate just doesn’t get to her. Everyone should be so lucky as to be in such a good place.

  2. The New Classic says:


    • denisemich says:

      +1. Kate Hopkins is an awful ugly troll.

      • danielle says:

        I want to follow Kelly’s example and stay classy…. but our American trolls are better looking than that British troll!!, 😛

    • Mumzy says:

      Kelly Clarkson is a talented woman with an ample life. She clearly has joy, respects herself, and puts herself out there to bring something positive to others.

      Why do we reward this other person and her ilk with our time and energy? These people are like the dementors in “Harry Potter” who feed on the joy and souls of others. Reading about or listening to these spectacles aren’t like gawping at car accidents on the roadside (so horrible you cant look away?). Our attention (even passing) isn’t unmeasured and worthless– it is real power and influence –money in their pockets, a higher volume for their voices, and (gag) more copycats. If we exercise a bit of discipline and don’t click on the stories about them, don’t buy products they endorse, don’t buy mags that feature them, and don’t watch the films or shows in which they appear, we will help them….go away…which is the only help I want to offer.

      On the internet, every click truly is your £,€,¥, or $ in the “MORE PLEASE..I ❤️ This” jar. When you are tempted to click on the crap, take a moment and picture the Kelly Clarksons vs the media trolls and fauxlebrities. Who do you want to help succeed? Click accordingly.

      • idsmith says:

        I like this, I wish I had not clicked already

      • Michelle says:

        Exactly what I think to help me refrain from clicking on Ktrash stories on the DM. I never read the articles there, only the comments, but I know even just clicking on the ridiculous stories helps them make more $$$$$$.

        Oh and I love Kelly Clarkson. Her baby is so darn adorable too.

  3. krastins says:

    Bravo Kelly!! Get that dirt off your shoulders 😉

  4. Allie says:

    She looks so short without heels! I’m jealous at my 5’8 self, I always feel like a giant. I’m so sick of people commenting on bigger women. It’s not funny, and I can’t believe adults would even think about it. Why don’t you get over yourself?

  5. NewWester says:

    I am liking Kelly Clarkson more and more. She seems like a great positive person

  6. Size Does Matter says:

    Karma, Katie Hopkins.

  7. Brin says:

    Just saw an interview Kelly did and this is very much her attitude. I love her…keep being you, Kelly, you are awesome!

  8. imani says:

    Exactly- not feeding the trolls, but with class 🙂

    • pwal says:

      Thank goodness.

      Mind you, Entertainment Tonight will probably have that Katie woman on their show again, despite Kelly not feeding into her bull$h*t. They already gave Katie shine regarding her ‘show’ about her gaining a bunch a weight deliberately and then losing it, as if it was an educational/instructional program.

      Please media outlets… do not let this woman happen in the US.

      • pem says:

        Now there’s a thought… now that we’ve had to take Piers Morgan back, I think it’s time we sent over another one of our waste of space “celebs”.

  9. Delta Juliet says:

    Picking on Kelly is like kicking a puppy. She’s so sweet and never has a bad word to say. And yeah, she also has talent.

    This lady sounds like a huge bitch. Good for you, you’re skinny, but you suck at life lady.

    • Kitten says:

      Exactly. I just don’t understand how anyone can not like Kelly Clarkson.
      She just seems like a really well-adjusted, genuine, RAD person. Doesn’t hurt that she has an incredible voice.

    • JenniferJustice says:


  10. Amelia says:

    Katie Hopkins lingers around the fame machine like a bad smell.
    She went on some godawful breakfast show and said she would never let her children play with kids with certain names.
    That’s how ridiculous she is. Ignore at all costs.
    Kelly – love her to bits. What a perfect response <3

    • MBP says:

      Ah yes, the classic. She doesn’t like kids named after locations (Brooklyn etc I guess?). Only guess what her daughter is called?


      • Lindy79 says:

        Her face when that was pointed out to her was hilarious.
        “it’s special to me” well so is everyone elses names for their kids so shut the fuck up!

    • eva says:

      She’s a professional moron, who’s know for sleeping with a married man in a field.

    • Esmom says:

      So glad I’ve never heard of her until now, she sounds horrible. Where do people like her come from and why are the even famous?

      • eva says:

        She started out on the apprentice, dropped out and has been a professional troll since then. Tv shows/newspapers hire her as they know she will say something stupid/offensive, thus boosting their ratings. She’s the ultimate professional troll, that is her life, sniping at others.

      • puffinlunde says:

        She became a name on reality TV – on the UK’s version of the Apprentice – where she got a reputation for stabbing her fellow contestants in the back which led to some TV appearances. Recently she was on UK celebrity Big Brother

      • Esmom says:

        Ah, got it, thanks. Sounds like she’s trying to milk a nasty persona for all it’s worth. With any luck her 15 minutes are hopefully almost already up.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Ahh, I knew I’ve heard her name before. Being insulted by someone like her is practically a compliment.

  11. Christin says:

    Great response. She does seem happy, so good for her.

    She could have thrown some dirt back at the troll. Kelly has a pretty face, regardless of weight. And the troll — well, not so much.

    • Amy says:

      There are a lot of unfortunate looking women getting loose lips publicly these days…

    • JenniferJustice says:


    • AtlLady says:

      Kelly has the luxury to be as happy as she wants to be because her mother-in-law has said quite publicly that she has Kelly’s back. If it all gets too much for Kelly, she can sic Reba on them. LOL

    • notasugarhere says:

      Do you think this adds to the conversation? This woman said something nasty about another woman’s weight. Are we supposed to think it is okay to bash this woman’s looks in response? That’s lowering the tone of the conversation even more.

      • Anony says:

        Exactly. What if Katie were amazingly gorgeous? Does that mean she’d have more of a right to criticize? No. It’s never right to criticize looks that are out of people’s control. Let’s not stoop to her level.

        Did anyone else see the show she did called “Fat and back”???? It was on TLC and featured her going around telling fat people to ‘stop being lazy’.

  12. Aila says:

    Kelly is so awesome and beautiful and talented. She is my girl crush, haha. And her baby is ridiculously cute!!

  13. DavidBowie says:

    Love her

  14. yolo112 says:

    i adore Kelly! I love that she’s all about the idgaf.. and btw…her new song ‘run’ is soooooo pretty. So good!

  15. Sos101 says:

    Love her. She’s amazing.

  16. flutters says:

    I hate that Kelly has to deal with nasty comments like that at all, but her response is perfection.

  17. Yeses says:

    The hateful British troll is ugly, on the inside and sadly that is the kind of ugly that can never be fixed. I feel sorry for her…good on Kelly for keeping it classy!!

  18. original kay says:

    Absolutely loved her response. Talk about not taking it personally! Go Kelly!

    Her talent amazes me. At the Obama inauguration, she sang live, and Beyonce used backing tapes of her voice (something like that), and Kelly STILL out sang her.

  19. Amy says:

    It’s moments like this you need some wicked best friends who’ll rightfully drag a witch in your honor.

    Like “She’s taking the classy route but let me tell you something about yourself…”

    Gross. Seriously. Weight shaming a woman who recently gave birth and has been open about her weight struggles.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Yeah, and WHO CARES? You know, to be honest, I did do a double take at Kelly Clarkson, mainly because I hadn’t seen any pics of her since her wedding photos……but that was it. It’s one thing to say something when this particular person has been in the news, multiple times, for calling someone else fat, but honestly, why is it THAT big of a deal to have to say stuff about someone’s weight. Kelly Clarkson knows she gained weight. And unless she’s going out there in clothes that may have fit her five years ago (like oooh, one of my cousins gained a lot of weight, and she’s still wearing clothes that fit her three years ago), or has come out with some health issue that she talked about that made her gain weight, mind your own damn business.

  20. Guesto says:

    ‘Who?’ indeed. Nice work, Kelly.

    Poor old Hopkins gets more desperate for attention by the hour. Imagine being 40 years old and reduced to earning a living by trolling? The shame.

  21. anne says:

    Class Act!! Kelly is working and doing so with such vitality and full commitment. She is forging ahead, not hiding out starving herself until the weight is off. It is such a pleasure to see, and that kind of confidence and positive energy is infectious. So inspiring!
    I saw her duetting with Jimmy Fallon on his show earlier this week — great fun and all happiness!

  22. Rhiley says:

    Hateful people for the sake of being hateful are the worst. She is like Ann “What Stupid Thing Can I Say So People Will Pay Attention To Me” Coulter. These are women who are not happy with themselves so they try to bully and abuse other people.

  23. bettyrose says:

    WTF is wrong with carrot cake? Sounds like this b-word has low blood sugar and could use a slice.

    • doofus says:

      sorry, bettyrose…carrot cake is an abomination on the cake world. vegetables do NOT belong in pastry.

      that frosting though….

      *drools like Homer Simpson*

      • Esmom says:

        Agreed. I’ll go a step farther and say if it isn’t chocolate why bother.

      • FingerBinger says:

        Carrot cake is delicious. So is zucchini cake.

      • Esmom says:

        My son loves carrot and zucchini cakes but I still stand by chocolate as the only worthy option. 🙂

      • Nopity Nope says:

        Look, carrot cake is perfect until someone throws walnuts in it and RUINS AN ENTIRE CAKE WITH THEIR BLAND CRUNCHY BITS OF GROSS. Keep yer nuts outta my cakes, world.

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve always thought of carrot cake as a cream cheese icing delivery system.

      • notasugarhere says:

        That cream cheese icing is equally good on a gingerbread cake. And lucy2 I concur, the more frosting the better.

  24. Mar says:

    That woman has some nerve to knock anyone’s appearance. Does she have a mirror?

    • Pandy says:


    • notasugarhere says:

      I don’t think this is helping things. She bashed another woman’s looks, so we’re supposed to bash her looks in return? Why not just disagree with her opinion without lowering yourself to her level?

  25. Lindy79 says:

    Hopkins became famous by appearing on the BBC Apprentice, then getting caught shagging her now husband who was married at the time, in a field.
    She’s made a name for herself by trolling on twitter and saying things just to get a reaction because it has gotten her attention. Her opinion is moot on anything if you ask me.

  26. Ginger says:

    UGH! How can one possibly sleep at night trolling someone as cute and nice and talented as Kelly Clarkson? I think she looks great personally. To put this nicely and not in a crass way (although I’m sure you will dig what I’m saying) that British chick obviously hasn’t had any bedroom relations in a while. So cranky! Kelly’s response was perfection.

  27. BengalCat2000 says:

    Kelly will be a great mother. She seems very level – headed and confortable with herself. The troll, by contrast comes off as a miserable hag whose children will need years of therapy.

    • anne says:

      Compare photos of her baby with those of Kim Kardashian’s child. Kelly’s baby is beaming with life!

  28. greenmonster says:

    How about: Quit judging other people by their weight just to make yourself feel better?

  29. Crocuta says:

    Oh, that’s the woman that got fat on purpose just to prove you can loose weight easily and fast by not eating/exercise/diet? And she’s a skinny person by nature so loosing the unnatural quickly gained weight isn’t exactly as hard as it is for people who, you know, don’t have her natural disposition.

    I first heard of her just last week. She’s obsessed with other people’s weight for some reason, which screams insecurity. Ah well.

    • Lindy79 says:

      The whole thing was so flawed. Going into it from the start with the mind set of losing the weight doesn’t prove a thing. Plus it wasn’t even addressing the emotional/ mental issues associated with over eating. Fat shaming people can cause the issue to get worse but of course, she doesn’t acknowledge that.
      She’s a troll.

    • Izzy says:

      YES!! That was her, and she was just hateful. I wanted to throw rotten produce at my television, but really, why take it out on the poor TV? Also, her own doctor said she was “clinically underweight.” So she’s dispensing advice on healthy eating and body image, and basically, she has an EATING DISORDER, because she thinks that any body that doesn’t look like hers is “unacceptable.” The woman is just… UGH. I just can’t.

  30. Beckysuz says:

    I love Kelly …she was the first, last and only time I’ve ever voted for an American idol. She’s enormously talented and seems like a great person. That troll not so much

  31. Miran says:

    She looks great either way so good for her, don’t feed the trolls.

  32. Suzy from Ontario says:

    What a healthy and empowering response! Way to go Kelly!

    As for people like Katie and her ilk… I can’t imagine what it would be like to live your life as such a horrible and rude person, bringing such negativity into the world. I don’t know how they can live with themselves.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you on wondering how/why people can live like that. So sad to spew only hatred and negativity when life is so short.

  33. M.A.F. says:

    I just can’t stand her hair. I don’t like the blonde (it washes her out) and the side being shaved is a little out dated.

    • claire says:

      I know. It’s like she purposefully tries to look bad. It’s pretty obvious, for years, the yellow hair doesn’t work for her.

  34. Mika says:

    This woman is simply a dumbass….. I saw her in a short clip of a talkshow in which she said that she doesn’t like ‘geographic baby names’ but then another person pointed out that HER OWN DAUGHTER is named INDIA and she retorted ‘well it’s not related to a location…’ *facepalm*
    a screenshot of it:

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, people who are mean just for the sake of being mean are the worst, right?

    • Audrey says:


      I have to admit that i don’t care for geographic baby names. Or seasonal….a girl i know names her kid autumn and i hate it.

    • Zigggy says:

      That’s so funny- they say people hate things in others that they see in themselves. I’ve found this to be quite true.

  35. Audrey says:

    Ugh leave her alone.

    I’m 2 YEARS postpartum and just working on ditching the last of the baby weight. Sure you plan to work out 6 weeks postpartum but that isn’t always possible. Between breastfeeding, my husband’s work schedule, a toddler and play groups, this is the first time I’ve been able to buckle down and do it. My lovely daughter finally sleeps long enough. I’m in canada and gyms with daycares aren’t really big here

    Leave women and mothers alone. Well leave men alone too….they just don’t get as much crap

    • Sandra says:

      I really feel it’s almost impossible to lose weight when you are not sleeping enough. Slow and steady! It is doable, took me 2 year and every pound came off. Good luck!!

      • Patricia says:

        Yeah the sleep is a huge factor.
        I had a baby eight months ago, like Kelly. I’m full of joy but it is also hard to accept my weight right now.
        When he doesn’t sleep well (95% of nighst lately lol) I am starving and have no self control. Plus breastfeeding which actually makes me keep weight on.

        Last night was a rare good night. Is so much easier to eat clean and hit the gym today. People who aren’t living the life of a mom with an infant don’t even think about this kind of thing.

        People who judge postpartum mothers are scum. My body made a beautiful little human and birthed said human just last summer. Yes I am working on my weight, but it’s not my #1 goal. My #1 goal is to be a happy and loving mother. The weight is a slow but steady challenge. And Kelly makes me feel good about it!

        OK I had a lot to say lol.

    • ScrewStewrat19 says:

      Me too! My daughter will be 2 in August and I am just now starting to lose the weight. We moved to another state before I gave birth, have no family here and I didnt know/trust anybody to babysit. I was home alone and isolated with a newborn while her father was at work. I got depressed and losing weight wasn’t going to happen. In fact I gained more, but I got a treadmill recently and I’m working on it now(down 14 pounds!!). It’s easier now that my kid is on a routine and takes a daily nap. Plus if I put on bubble guppies she’ll leave me alone for 30 mins and I can get a quick walk in. I hate the pressure we feel to lose baby weight quickly. I can’t even imagine how much worse it is when you are a celebrity.

      • Audrey says:


        I bought an elliptical so i can work out after she goes to bed. She just started to sleep more than 3 hours straight so I’m not completely exhausted.

        It feels good to be active again. I also relocated, twice actually since having our daughter. I don’t trust anyone to babysit yet either and i feel awful asking my husband to watch her after working hard all day to provide for us

      • ScewStewrat19 says:

        Thanks!! Nap time and after she goes to bed are my walking times too. Unless I take a nap myself lol. It’s really hard in the beginning though, specially when they aren’t sleeping. We’ll get back in shape though! We just have to keep at it!☺

  36. Miranda says:

    Kelly looks adorable and happy as ever. It’s nice to see a celeb who is just enjoying the experience of being a new mom, rather than trying to strike a deal with Weight Watchers or grab a few “LOOK AT MY POST-BABY BODY!” headlines.

  37. nicegirl says:

    It took me 7 – yes – SEVEN years to lose all the ‘baby’ weight . . . .

    It was crappy, and it took time, but I’m over myself. I am more than my fat ass.

    Kelly Clarkson IS SO awesome! I love watching her, listening to her, all of it.

  38. Miss M says:

    I loved the duet with Fallon. She does seem really happy and that’s what matter. Jelly didn’t make it in pop music by playing the sexy card, she used her talent. She is awesome!

  39. Sandra says:

    It’s incredible how upset and snarky other women got about my baby weight gain. Mean, vicious comments. It must trigger some feelings inside themselves. It’s so hard to lose baby weight, esp. if your short it seems to pile on. It’ll come off! It took almost 2 years with my first, but it did, slow and steady.
    It’s just incredible how people feel they have the right to comment on someone else’s body.

  40. Adiellybelle says:

    She shouldnt be picked on but i think she gained too much during her pregnancy and is having trouble losing it. She was very thin at her wedding and looks about 50+ lbs from those pics. Its advised to gain about 25-35 for normal weight woman and less for overweight women. She had gained a bit by the time she was pregnant but either way she put on too much. Its important for you and the health of the baby to not do that. Its not a mac and cheese free for all. I dont think the media should comment so nastily though. She doesnt really appear to have lost anything if that is a recent pic. Looks heavier than her post baby debut with her als video.

    • Ashley says:

      She’s very short so she doesn’t need to gain much for it to look like more. Anyways who cares it’s her body and her life. I think it very presumptuous to assume that she’s having difficulty losing the weight for some that’s not an immediate priority.

      • Sandra says:

        “Its not a mac and cheese free for all.” snark snark snark …then “I dont think the media should comment so nastily though.” LMAO

      • TheOnlyDee says:

        I agree, who cares? Kelly is wealthy so she can afford a personal trainer. I’m sure she is aware she gained weight and hears all the negative comments. That is enough to motivate someone, but that doesn’t mean we need to pile it on. People do gain baby weight without binging on food. Kate Hudson gained like 80 pounds with her first son!

      • Adiellybelly says:

        Clearly i offended some people and i apologize. What i meant in regards to mac and cheese free for all is that many woman say im pregnant i can eat whatever i want. A few celebrities come to mind in regards to that statement. I do not know about kellys pregnancy diet or specifically what she ate but upon observation she seems to have put on alot. Im sure a doctor would tell her she was overweight and that its not healthy. Obesity is a huge problem and needs to be taken seriously no matter how sensitive a subject. Look around at the people on the street and see that 50% number is scary. Im 5’6 and was 148 at one point. My doctor told me i was overweight and wanted to refer me to a nutrionist. I was horrified and began eating better. If she was eating healthy the weight would come off. Its a simple equation. People are just very sensitive about weight. We judge people in the comments on thos website constantly. Her dress was ugly her makeup and hair sucked… That silhouette doesnt do anything for her… Is this that much different? Weight is just a very sensitive subject. I bet when she does lose te weight shell say how happy ans healthy she feels setting a good example for her daughter ans her fans. Good luck to Kelly

      • Maryke says:

        @Adiellybelly. At that height and weight no doctor is going to call you overweight, simply because you’re not. Maybe if you, for some reason, started gaining weight very quickly or when your eating habits were otherwise affecting your health, he/she would refer you to a nutritionist.

        Losing weight is not just a matter of simply changing your diet. If it was that easy, why would so many people be overweight in the first place? Maybe you believe it’s all just a matter of self control, something some people seem to have and some do not. It’s not, it’s a complex combination of psychological, physical and environmental factors.

        As you said, it’s a sensitive subject, there’s a big difference between being judged on your choice of dress and being judged on your physical and psychological well-being. And your point about her setting a good example for her (incredibly happy and healthy looking) daughter just underlines your lack of knowledge about weight issues and how children view adults as examples in their lives. A happy, healthy (overweight does not automatically equal unhealthy, really, it doesn’t), hard working and honest mommy is quite the example if you ask me.

        And, let’s be honest, even judging Kelly’s hairstyle or dress seems inappropriate because she is such a sweet and honest person. She doesn’t deserve any slack for anything and especially not about frigging baby weight.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        After you have a baby there is so much more at work than just whether or not you choose to eat healthfully. She’s probably exhausted, which can cause weight gain in several ways, and also, she might not have the time to make a healthful meal. Many new moms have to stand at the counter and shove cold potato wedges into their mouths in order to eat something. Lastly, if she’s breastfeeding then she’s probably ravenous all the time and might be craving fatty foods. These are just my thoughts on weight gain and the new mom.

      • **sighs** says:

        Oh dear. You’ve definitely never had a baby. Your entire body changes with pregnancy. There are so many factors that go into losing the weight once you give birth. I just hope that if you have children in the future you will remember this post and all the people commenting.

    • **sighs** says:

      Except I think she has a tendency toward carrying more weight anyway, and so of course she was probably going to gain more weight with pregnancy. Sometimes you can be the healthiest eater in the world, but your body has a genetic shape it tends towards.

      And in pregnancy, your body may do things because that’s what it needs to do. I gained almost half my body weight when I was pregnant. Now, I was on the low side of normal weight-wise before pregnancy, but I did not pig out in any way. I maybe added a banana and some yogurt and a handful of nuts to my daily routine. It’s just what my body needed.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Her pregnancy weight gain is none of our concern. No one’s weight is any of our concern.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      So what if she didn’t gain exactly the amount you think she should? She’s fine and the baby’s fine and everybody’s happy but the body police. I think fake “concern” with sideswipes like “it’s not a mac and cheese free for all” are just as bad as outright snark. Everybody’s different. She may have eaten completely healthily and still gained more weight than another person who pigged out every day. She needs to lose a few pounds if she wants to be thin, but people act like she needs to be lifted out of a chair with a crane. Leave her alone and let her enjoy her baby.

    • Patricia says:

      Your comment makes me think you’ve never had a baby.
      I gained the perfect 25 pounds during pregnancy. Then my last month hit and I retained so much water, I ended up with almost another 25 pounds on me. My baby was breach, I was in constant pain and could barely walk. You want to judge that?

      And guess what? After he was born the 25 pounds of water and bloat came off within a month. So I gained 50 pounds during pregnancy while doing everything right. You’re ignorant about the amount of control a woman actually has over her body during pregnancy. Especially the third trimester.

      • Ariadne says:

        I know someone this happened to as well. Which is why I’d never judge any woman for pregnancy weight gain. Unless you’re the lady in question’s doctor then you just cannot know the full story.

        Katie Hopkins also slagged off Lily Allen for pregnancy weigh gain which was especially despicable because Lily had already suffered one miscarriage previously so it’s entirely likely there were medical circumstances that contributed to her weight which were also out of her control.

        Katie Hopkins is disgusting.

      • Adiellybelly says:

        Im sorry i offended you Patricia but no i would not judge your water baby weight. Obviously that was out of our control and a special circumstance. In regards to Kelly and her weight it seems like she hasnt lost much and if anything may have gained since giving birth. Her eating choices probably havent been the best bc weight loss is really a simple equation. We judge alot of people on this site… Weight just seems to be the most sensitive. Im sure a doctor would tell her shes overweight and refer her to a nutritionist

      • Lucinda says:

        Maybe so but that’s between Kelly and her doctor. I agree that weight loss is about intake and output but lifestyle, emotions, age, and body type also factor into what makes the ideal weight for someone. I was the ideal weight for years and also incredibly sick. Now I’m healthy and have gained 20 lbs. I’m also in my 40’s and all my friends that age are gaining weight despite maintaining the same activity level and diet. I realize those are different factors than what Kelly is facing but it shows that it is more than intake vs. output.

        Also, this woman is just being a troll. Who cares what Kelly weights. This was completely uncalled for.

    • Abby says:

      Not that it matters at all, but I remember looking at her wedding photos thinking “yeah, that’s a lot of photoshop” because she wasn’t THAT skinny on her wedding day. Again, not that it matters! She’s never been a stick and there’s nothing wrong with that.

      And unless someone is going on and on like Jessica Simpson and talking about eating twinkles and fried chicken, I think a pregnant woman should be left alone about her weight gain.

    • Veronica says:

      What they say you should gain and what actually happens varies wildly with every woman, and it’s certainly linked to other environmental factors that could influence it. My mother had three pregnancies and gained hugely different amounts of weight with each one.

      Do not attempt to validate this woman’s jackassery. Even if Kelly Clarkson did gain too much because she didn’t care what she eat? Not an issue. It’s nobody’s business what she does with her body. She can be whatever size she pleases. Women’s bodies are not a public forum where everybody can voice their opinion on what they should look like.

      • The Other Katherine says:

        “Women’s bodies are not a public forum where everybody can voice their opinion on what they should look like.”

        Can I get an AMEN, y’all?!!

  41. frivolity says:

    Kelly may be the one and only good thing having stemmed from American Idol. Awesome gal.

  42. TheOnlyDee says:

    I only know this woman because of the “I don’t like location baby names, but my daughter’s name is India” thing. I have actually heard a few people say “Kelly’s baby is eight months old, that’s no longer baby weight.” Has Kelly ever come out and said that she is struggling to lose baby weight? i don’t think she even addresses it. Picking on someone’s appearance (unless it’s terrible plastic surgery) is pretty low in my opinion. Skinny… fat…. we all have our struggles.

  43. QQ says:

    WHO? is such a Diva Hall of Fame move and I’m here for it

  44. Sayrah says:

    Exactly, who?

  45. Sandra says:


  46. OhDear says:

    Someone (not Clarkson) wants attention.

  47. Lizzy says:

    Best Response Ever!!!!

    Dang, she really is awesome.

  48. Triple Cardinal says:

    “Dick Of The Year.”

    Wiki says Hopkins was recently voted by UK Channel 4 viewers as the Dick Of The Year.

  49. noway says:

    Here’s the thing, I really wish women would stop beating other women about their weight. At any point in one’s life and usually due to unforeseen circumstances any one of us may end up a bit overweight, underweight and just unable to lose or gain the weight. Guess what mostly the woman knows it too, and doesn’t need anyone shaming them about it. It relegates all women to just what we look like, and that isn’t good for any of us. We are all so much more than our body shape, and I applaud Kelly for her reaction, but really it is hard for other not as secure individuals to react that way. I aspire to be a Kelly. Her daughter is a very lucky little girl.

  50. Ice Queen says:

    I like Kelly, she’s awesome. And I’m team Kelly all the way on this.

    But I do have to point out, that if Kelly were really skinny and the presenter called her tooth-peak or whatever, that presenter would not have gotten so much heat. At least 50% of the comments here would’ve been: “oh body shamming is terrible, but Kelly needs a sandwich …etc” nobody says, “oh body shamming is terrible, but Kelly needs a diet.”

    Like I said, I love Kelly and she so classy and gave awesome and even inspiring answer, but I’m pointing out that body shamming for skinny and not skinny people is not taken equally seriously by many people. And I’m sick and tired of the hypocrisy.

    • perplexed says:

      I’ve never really seen a media commentator or personality call out someone for being skinny. I’ve seen tabloids talking about eating disorders or a possible drug problem in relation to thinness, but how often does a commentator on tv or in print call someone a toothpick? Most tv and fashion commentators are thin themselves (or like Kelly Osbourne they have to lose weight to get the job) so I don’t really see it crossing their minds to call someone a toothpick. Someone like tv personality Guiana Rancic would praise someone for being as thin as her, not shame her. Maybe people do it anonymously on message boards or non-famous people do it on their Twitter, but I can’t recall a tv personality actually calling someone out for being a shaped like a toothpick. So it’s hard to say how people would react if it were to really happen in a media forum from a tv personality because I can’t recall an incident where it actually has. The only person I can think of bold (or rude?) enough to call someone a toothpick is Joan Rivers, and I’m not even sure if she has, because I’ve only seen Jennifer Lawrence complain about being called fat, but not the other way around (even though I’d classify her as slim rather than fat, chubby, or even slightly plump).

      • perplexed says:

        Also, Kelly’s response was extremely classy and she didn’t deflect onto someone else to make herself look good, so I think she’s getting praise for that particular act, more than anything else. Why would we be even focusing on her weight when some of us are in awe of her response? She effectively distracted attention towards how great her own character is.

  51. kri says:

    “Who”? LOLOLOL ! Yes, my dear Kelly-oh, yessss. Kill em with kindness. This woman is a straight up bit#h. Yes, Kelly has gained weight. Who cares?? She is happy, loves and gives love, and her talent is amazing. I want to hear singers sing, and I don’t care what you look like or how much you weigh. This Katie person needs to go sit at the kids table FOREVER.

  52. Murphy says:

    Yeah I was impressed that up until this there hadn’t been much mention of her weight.

    I wish Kelly nothing but success and happiness.

  53. LAK says:

    Everybody ignores Katie Hopkins.

    And comparing her to the American People you’ve mentioned in the post is elevating her to a status far above what she actually is.

    She came to us via The Apprentice. Has been trolling the public ever since. She has a guest spot on some TV show that no one watches and her career was just given some momentum because she was in Celeb Big Brother and wasn’t the most vile person in the room.

    • FingerBinger says:

      So she’s the British version of Omarosa.

      • Katija says:

        Nope. She’s their Hasselbeck. Remember, Hasselbeck came to us via “Survivor.” People forget that. That’s pretty much her only credential.

        After “Survivor” she actually hosted this fashion show on a network that I think might now actually be defunct – Style? – that was actually SUUUUUUUUPER fun, “The Look For Less.” I wish she’d stayed a fashion correspondent. I LOVVVVVED her as a fashion correspondent. *sigh*

  54. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Kelly is awesome! Still, when did this become acceptable behavior to bad mouth someone about their weight, race, religion etc? It’s awful and should NEVER be allowed. Karma, thou is a bitch…

  55. lucy2 says:

    Kelly is a happy, confident, lovely, and incredibly talented woman – the only person she’d piss off is a bitter hag unhappy in her own life.

  56. Josefa says:

    I’m glad everyone seems to like Kelly here, but then again, what’s there to hate? She’s smart, funny, nice, and is one of the few pop stars of our era who is known for her talent instead of her body and behavior. Team Kelly 4 lyfe!!!

  57. Zigggy says:

    I’m still chubby from my baby a year & a half ago. And from the baby 2 years before that. Truth is- I could have lost the weight. I don’t have childcare, but I have at least 10 workout DVDs, and if I did them every day while baby naps, along with watching what I eat, I could have lost it. But I love to eat, and I love to drink, and sometimes I need that nap time to read Celebitchy. Being perfect is hard! Right, Ms. Hopkins? 😛

  58. Katarina says:

    People who feel the need to insult and bring down others are just very insecure with themselves and deeply unhappy inside.

  59. Lisa says:

    Is she best friends with Samantha Brick?

  60. Annika says:

    I love her response.
    Why does anyone care how much another person weighs?

  61. Tracy says:

    Someone needs to tell Hopkins that she could drop 10 lbs herself overnight if she just dealt with that nose. Just shoo.

    Kelly, you’re perfect and we love you.

  62. MoeC23 says:

    Grrr this makes me so mad! It took me over 2yrs to loose my baby weight! It’s not easy either with lack of sleep and barely lucky to eat a warm meal, let alone any decent meal at all!

  63. JenniferJustice says:

    I hope the Brittish slam this woman hard. Come on UKers – Let this woman know she represents you and not in a good light. Ruin her, I say!

  64. notlistening says:

    OMG I love her, I want to be her!

  65. Stef Leppard says:

    Why can’t it still be baby weight a year later? Who made this a-hole the authority on baby weight? Especially if a woman is still breastfeeding it can take two years to lose the baby weight. Some women never lose it, and who cares, as long as they are happy? Kelly’s response is perfect.

    • md1979 says:

      Exactly. She had her baby 8 months ago. 9 months to put it on, why isn’t she allowed 9 months or more to lose it? IF she chooses to lose it that is. She looks great because she has an awesome smile, and she looks like she’s beaming with confidence and happiness.

      Besides, her weight is completely irrelevant to anyone but her. She is a SINGER, one with actual talent that doesn’t need to rely on her looks to promote herself.

      Talent wins over trolling, IMHO!

    • TessD says:

      It is not “baby weight” because she looks bigger than ever before. If she were making an effort she probably wouldn’t be skinny but not this fat either. It’s a fact. That being sad, I only pay attention to her work so I could care less what she looks like – she is an amazing singer.

  66. CatJ says:

    While I am reading this, synchronistically, my streaming service is playing “Because of You:,
    and you cannot bash Kelly for anything; she has talent, sweetness, and a great sense of humour.
    Highly recommend you watch the duet bit with Jimmy Fallon.
    This troll needs to shut her talentless gob, about saying anything about anybody…….

  67. DaysAndNightsOnAir says:

    The original problem is that trolly bullies like Katie Hopkins are still taken seriously and given work on TV.

    Who takes her seriously?

  68. Peg says:

    Sweetness and talent trump meanness and bullying.

  69. moe says:

    Kelly has talent. Real talent. Katie.. Well she knows how to type. Jealous much?

  70. TessD says:

    It’s inevitable that people will say something about your look if you are in this industry. Kelly obviously has a pretty thick skin, good for her and she understands the nature of the business. If it upsets you, then that’s too bad, because celebrities will ALWAYS be judged based on their looks. Always.

  71. ilovesunnydaze says:

    Kelly is a great talent and comes off as very down to earth and kind. BUT lets be honest she is on the heavy side and could stand to lose a few pounds. Being over weight is not ok healthwise. That being said people don’t have to be cruel either.

    • Katija says:

      I think by her own admission, when she was thin she didn’t get there in a healthy way and it was because she was being pressured. She might associate “weight loss” with bad memories and starvation diets.

      I dunno. I PERSONALLY could not be her size and be in the public eye, I would go batty. But if she’s really happy, it’s her life. At least she’s not doing a Megan Trainor thing and making her weight her number one selling point. (Dear Megan, you’re like a size 8, FFS, enough with the fake-fat schtick.) Kelly makes good solid pop music and just HAPPENS to be larger.

    • me says:

      She’s gone up and down with her weight. When she started on American Idol she was on the heavier side. She lost weight, a lot of it, somewhere a long the way. What made her want to lose weight then and now she’s happy with her size? Was it pressure from her record label or was she just not happy at a bigger size but now that she has a child her priorities have changed. I think she will slowly lose the weight she gained during/after pregnancy. It will just take some time. She is at an unhealthy weight, that is true. But it’s for her to decide if/when/how she wants to do it. I wonder how her record label feels about it? You know how they can be. Either way, her music is amazing and she will continue to sell records. She was never put out as a “sex symbol” and that’s the reason I see her career lasting a LONG time. Her career is actually based on TALENT.

    • TessD says:

      I agree. She got to being this weight not because she is sick, but because she doesn’t exercise and eats too much. She might not care and I think it’s fine – she is a wonderful singer.

  72. Katija says:

    People are ALWAYS baiting Kelly. ALWAYS. She will NOT take the bait. It’s really admirable. People have been trying to get her to trash-talk everyone since Britney Spears was top dog. Kelly will either say something nice about the person or say nothing at all. She’s such a sweetheart.

  73. Katie says:

    Good for Kelly!

  74. Otaku Fairy says:

    She got attention for her comments, just not the kind she wanted. When people body-shame others publicly like that, they just hand other people the opprtunity to call out their physical flaws too, as well as their lack of talent and relevance.
    I think the pressure put on women to stay slim or quickly lose the weight after having a baby is ridiculous. Why is there a need to even bother someone who recently had a child with something like that anyway? Why should quickly losing weight be on the top of a new parent’s to-do list? And even if Kelly was a ‘sexy pop star’, I don’t think that would make body-shaming justified. Just because someone shows skin doesn’t mean they’re always going to be lean and fit or have ‘the right’ body, or that they’re supposed to. But it seems like all women in the entertainment industry get these kinds of comments when their bodies deviate from ‘perfection’ regardless of talent level, whether they’ve spent most of their careers covered up or not.

  75. Abby says:

    I love Kelly’s response!

  76. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I am in AWE of Kelly.

  77. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I hope Katie Hopkin’s daughters will read what their Mother wrote in relation to Kelly and Kelly’s fabulous answer.

  78. ellesbelles says:

    Kelly is always class, AND she called out Clive Davis back in the day.

    I wont slag off Katie Hopkins looks in defense of Kelly’s looks because thats hypocritical, but on the inside, Katie Hopkins is vile, rude, cruel, and gets off on the attention that comes from her foolery. She is a bully of the lowest order hiding behind “free speech” and “telling it like it is”.

    Heavy people KNOW they are heavy. Its like going up to Stevie Wonder to mock him for being blind. Some people are making choices to be heavy, others are not, some just dont care as long as they are personally and emotionally happy and fulfilled. Its not for this Katie Hopkins woman to dictate someone elses happiness to mask her lack of. She’s a terrible human being.

  79. Penelope says:

    Love love LOVE Kelly–she’s a totally classy and sweet woman!!

    Just a nit-pick, though–I read recently that Kelly actually *did* throw some shade via tweeting that Katy Perry (and another singer; I forget who) looked like a stripper on some awards show last year. Or something along those lines. So it’s not like she’s NEVER EVER thrown shade.

    That said, this professional troll woman is disgusting. And Honey, with that mug you have no business ever criticizing anyone else. Shudder.

  80. moo says:

    Fat goes away…. an ugly personality never does! Keep it classy, Kelly!!!!

  81. Dree says:

    Wow! Thats the best response to a troll ever! I might become a kelly clarkson fan from now on.

  82. Snappyfish says:

    Well done, Kelly. I do have a question though, would this Katie UK Troll person make the same shot at Adele?

  83. joy says:

    Good for her! The most important thing is to feel good in your own skin. When you do, the rest is just noise.

  84. Veronica says:

    I guess we can thank the Hollywood machine for normalizing the idea that baby weight should just fall off and/or that it can’t cause physical changes that stay on permanently.

  85. jenn12 says:

    This woman is a jack— and Kelly couldn’t care less. And that’s the best part.

  86. Hullubaloooo says:

    Katie Hopkins is the scum of the earth.

  87. Flower says:

    The troll door swings both ways Katie Hopkins, I expect it will be hitting in the arse big time after this.

  88. K says:

    The thing that makes me saddest about this woman is her kids. She sneers at other mothers constantly – their parenting choices, name choices – and is open about being a snob when it comes to allowing friendships. And she has photoshoots with her kids, and publicises their real names. I can’t imagine the bullying she sets them up for. They’re children… and she has boasted that she stole both fathers from the wives they were married to when she met them, too.

    I genuinely think she has some sort of psychological problem, because she had a wellpaid career before doing this. She wants attention at any price, even if it’s universal public hatred and the damaging of her own small children.