Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson feel vain posting on Instagram

I hadn’t watched Kelly Clarkson’s new talk show until I saw a clips of Christina Aguilera being interviewed, that’s below. Kelly gets excited and loud, she interrupts often, talks very fast and can be hard to follow. She does have mass appeal and seems authentic I’ll say that. I couldn’t take her in large doses and it’s tiring to watch her. Kelly and Christina know each other through their similar careers and they bonded over that, balancing touring and being moms. They also talked about social media, and how they feel weird posting to Instagram because it comes across as vain.

Christina is touring for the first time in 10 years
Christina: I know kids need routine and structure. How are you supposed to do that when you’re in different time zones every night?

Kelly: I have major abandonment issues that’s one reason why I want to be there for everything.

They bond over not wanting to post on social media
Christina: I keep forgetting to post pictures from [my recent trip to Japan on tour]. I’m not a poster.
Kelly: I’m not either. Don’t you feel vain? I feel so egocentric.
Christina: I do! Social media was not around when I was growing up. I don’t know how kids do it now. It’s kind of frightening to think of where it’s going to be when our kids are [older].
Kelly: I feel like it’s vanity run amuck but I know some people get into it.

Kelly praises Christina’s music
Christina: Authenticity is very important to me in my music. I can’t just take a song and do it. I always wanted to be a truth-seeker. I felt like that was really important to my fans too after Stripped, I really told my truth. Women… shouldn’t be apologetic for our sexual side, for our vulnerable side, for being a fighter.

Kelly comments that “not all females love to support other females”
Christina: That’s one of the most discouraging things about this business is that people categorize and pit you against each other and you have no idea.

Kelly: That’s why I wanted to do this show because we all have more commonalities than differences. That’s what I want to focus on because everyone is so divided now and I don’t understand.

[From YouTube]

There are a couple of other clips on Youtube which you can see here and here. In the first clip they talk about how tough it was to work so much when they were young and how people assume their lives are awesome when they’re not. I think the second one is just a clip from the first.

I have been using Instagram more, and can definitely relate to that part. I wonder whether I’m being a jerk when I post too much. At the same time, I like the format of stories and feel like I’ve made some friends there. Sometimes you think your dress is cute or are really excited about the trip you’re on with your best friend. And even when you do post bikini pics, you might just need the validation of feeling like you’re worthy. I thought that Demi Lovato did that the right way. The people who don’t second guess themselves and just post preening photos are actually the vain ones. You can tell the difference between someone who thinks their makeup looks great and someone who thinks they look hot.

I wanted to comment on Kelly saying “everyone is so divided now and I don’t understand.” People are divided because large groups of people are being targeted for violence by the narcissist running the country. Babies are being separated from their mothers at the border. There is no “both sides” and there hasn’t been for years. There’s good and evil and while we can be superficially nice to the “why can’t everyone get along” people they are fundamentally clueless. If they don’t get it by now they never will.

Here’s the clip of Christina on Kelly’s new show. Kelly needs some training on how to run a talk show.


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  1. Sarah says:

    Me mum would say thee look like a coupla overmadeup tarts!

  2. Erinn says:

    Completely subjective/shallow, but I always thought Xtina looks her best when she weighs a bit more compared to her really thin days. I can’t imagine the work she had to put in back in the day for videos like Dirrty where she was REALLY tiny. But she has such a pretty face – and it can handle extra weight and still look stunning. She’s someone who’s managed to reinvent themselves a good handful of times, which is impressive.

    • OuiOkay says:

      You’re always so kind and positive in your comments Erinn! Besides her nice eyebrows her face is just screaming plastic to me, it made me sad. Especially her lips.

    • lucy2 says:

      I think she is very pretty too, and naturally so – it kind of bums me out when she wears a ton of makeup.

    • tealily says:

      I think she looks really good here. @lucy2 you’re right though, she doesn’t need all that makeup, but I do like her look here.

      • Janet says:

        It’s not about “needing” makeup. I can’t believe people still don’t understand this. It’s about wanting it. Makeup is a way to express yourself, it’s fun and can be exciting. It shouldn’t be seen as any more out there than what you wear. Does she need to wear a flaming red jacket? No. But that’s not the point of fashion and makeup is fashion.

    • Tiffany says:

      Agree and also when the makeup is at a bare minimum. She has a very stunning face.

  3. Soupie says:

    I absolutely adore Kelly but yes she can be hard to take in large doses. As for Christina I know she can be very problematic but I like what she says here.

  4. OuiOkay says:

    Well, Christina’s hair and eyebrows look very nice:)
    Not interested in this show or really any talk show. (Except maybe Seth and Trevor Noah because they are so funny and there’s a lot of quality questions and comedy in their shows.) Just reading a few quotes you featured and they are already exhausting.

  5. Becks1 says:

    Reading that transcript gives me a headache lol. Kelly def needs to work on her talk show “style.”

  6. naomipaige99 says:

    I think CA is so beautiful, but why does she always wear so much makeup?

  7. Jadedone says:

    I agree with them, I find the influx of people posting pictures of themselves to be vain. In the 90s I could never imagine somone taking a picture of just themselves, having it printed out and posting it on a wall in their house and waiting for friends to come by to tell them how beautiful they look in that photo. I see it a lot when I travel, people spending so much time trying to get the perfect photo of themselves instead of really taking on the beauty of the location.

    • Nahema says:

      I agree that it absolutely feels vain but at the same time, for businesses and celebs (who are essentially operating as a business) I think selfies and the like are feeding into a demand to maintain interest in your brand. For the average person, it is totally vain to post selfies.

    • Annabel says:

      I agree, Jadedone. I have to maintain a presence on social media for my job, but I’ll be damned if I ever post a selfie. I see people on Instagram who only post pictures of their faces, and even if I think they look great, I just don’t quite understand. Just because vanity has been normalized doesn’t mean it isn’t vanity.

    • Turtledove says:

      ” I see it a lot when I travel, people spending so much time trying to get the perfect photo of themselves instead of really taking on the beauty of the location.”

      YES! The one that kills me is getting 10,000 pics of your kids to post. I have a kid, I love her, I want pics of her too. But as an example, a huge group of family went out for brunch. Two of the parents made ALL the kids get up and pose, in front of the table. It took like 10 minutes for them to get a shot they approved of. In the meantime, SERVERS and other customers were struggling to get by, and the kids were miserable. I was MORTIFIED. Just sit down and eat your meal and enjoy the company. Not everything has to be immortalized.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      ” I could never imagine somone taking a picture of just themselves, having it printed out and posting it on a wall in their house and waiting for friends to come by to tell them how beautiful they look in that photo.”

      That reminds me of soap operas! When I was a kid I would laugh at them because they always had dramatic photos of themselves framed around their homes.

  8. deezee says:

    I’ve been watching Kelly’s show and it is hard to watch. I do think she has been making her guests comfortable but it feels like I’m the third wheel of two friends having a chat and not someone watching a celeb be interviewing in promotion of something. She definitely needs to work on her talk show skills. I hope she gets it soon. She is very personable and I would like to see her succeed with this but she needs Talk Show Host Training 101.

    • Lena says:

      Having it feel as if you’re listening to two friends talk I feel is a positive not a negative. Kelly is enthusiastic and energetic and over time she’ll calm down. And I hate self-obsessed instagrams that have selfie after selfie and especially when there are bikini shots. They are there for no other reason but to have people compliment the poster. And whether you are a model/actress or a SAHM, it’s boring.

    • Lulu says:

      But that’s what makes it different and far more enjoyable.

  9. Jules says:

    It IS vain! Good for them for not caving in to show off, and staying true to what feels good for them.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I have exactly two posting on my own IG account.

    I pretty much set it up to follow other people. And I extra special when I get a reply from the celebs I follow.

  11. Senator Fan says:

    Love Christina and like that she keeps quiet about her life, never really hear anything about her.

    As for Kelly, love her too. I’ve watched her show a few times and agree with the other posters. She needs to relax a little and just breathe when she’s listening to others. You can tell her brain is going a mile a minute and she’s thinking of what she’s going to say next before they finish. But if she can relax a little and shush a little she might do ok. She’s quite likeable and very energetic but needs to take it down a notch or two.

  12. Naddie says:

    I’m surprised to hear this from Christina, since she’s always been so obnoxious and there’s even a song of her called “vain” with sky high levels of jerkness.
    Kelly seems the happy go lucky person she’s always seemed to be.

  13. Yes Doubtful says:

    It’s a shame that Christina’s career took a nose dive after Bionic. Lotus was really good and her last one wasn’t half bad either. She’s so talented, but has never really found the right direction musically. She tried too hard to be an edgy sex pot and it just doesn’t work for her.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      I 100% disagree with that last sentence. But the rest is very true. I think the rest of why her career is what it is is because she doesn’t do enough to hold the public’s interest and she’s got a reputation for being difficult to work with. Liberation was a good album though, better than Bionic and Lotus to me. It’s cool seeing her and Kelly chat together though.

  14. Loca says:

    It’s seems hypocritical of both of them to diss social media and still use it. Christina herself has taken several vain pics and she always comes off fake when she is interviewed. Alot of fake laughing and making weird faces when she talks its the same interview topics everytime. Seems like all she talks about are her good days. Anyhow Christina used to diss alot of female artists but acts like she never took part in it. I love Kelly and I truly think she brings the best in people out.

    • Naddie says:

      This. I don’t remmember her being even close to supportive towards women.

      • otaku fairy.... says:

        She’s definitely had arguments with and taken swipes at other women (and men) in the industry, but most of that is stuff from a decade ago or more. She’s hopefully and probably grown and done some reflecting within that time period. She’s been in the industry for 20 years.

  15. Lulu says:

    It’s really not a good idea to judge her entire show from this one interview, this was a bit different to every other interview I’ve seen. This was more like two old friends catching up and forgetting there was an audience and it was hilarious. In general her interviews are more natural because she does talk to people like they’re friends compared to other shows but this one was totally extra. Jimmy Fallon interrupts his guests a lot but usually to try to be funny and laugh at his own lame jokes, at least Kelly does it unintentionally because she’s a natural conversationalist.