Kelly Clarkson Gains More Weight – But So What?

Thu, February 11, 2010 8:59pm EDT by 39 Comments
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I know I’m about to hear an outcry against Kelly’s fuller-figure real soon. But can the fat jokes please stop? We should be applauding someone who’s happy with themselves just the way they are!

Confidence? Check. Happiness? Check. Wealth? Also, check. Kelly Clarkson seems to have it all – so why should she be attacked for her physical attributes when her self-image is so positive? Isn’t that exactly what America wants in an Idol?

Kelly, 27, kick-started her All I Ever Wanted tour in Liverpool, U.K. Feb. 10 showing off an even rounder figure than she’s displayed in recent years.

But guess what? The first ever American Idol winner is completely content with her fuller form.

“When people talk about my weight, I’m like ‘You seem to have a problem with it. I don’t. I’m fine!” she has said.

Like us, Kelly’s “happy weight” changes depending on her mood. Haven’t you ever packed on pounds because you’ve gone through a bad break-up, had a bad day at work or simply because that box of Crumbs cupcakes looked too good to resist? Yeah, so have I.

It annoys me that everyone thinks being as skinny as a Hollywood starlet is OK. It is NEVER OK to give up food. Why deny yourself something you love?

Life is all about moderation, people.

Kelly may have gained a few pounds recently, but here’s the thing: she still rocks.

And let me just say this: Kel definitely doesn’t seem to be upset that she’s carrying a little extra junk in the trunk. In fact, I think I hear her laughing…all the way to the bank.


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