Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.
When in the public eye, harsh remarks can sadly become just another part of one’s day. And naturally, hearing a constant influx of negative comments would certainly bring almost anyone down, or, at the very least, lower one’s self-confidence.
But for one Grammy award-winning mother, she’s telling the haters to “get in line”… and she means it.
On Tuesday, Kelly Clarkson decided to respond to one very concise body-shaming tweet that read:
Clarkson, also concise, simply replied:
….and still fucking awesome ? https://t.co/LvFgIITaTX
— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) July 5, 2017
Her tweet garnered over 2,800 responses and well over 15,000 likes. Needless to say, people took notice.
Fans were swooning over her calm, cool, and collected logic when it came to the body shaming:
Did y'all see @kelly_clarkson roast that troll just now?! pic.twitter.com/yH3Xak65nF
— Tyler Lewis (@MusicCityTyler) July 5, 2017
People just tacked this onto the many reasons she is a “queen”:
Reason #6223 why Kelly is queen
— Masön (@jamesmasonfox) July 5, 2017
Some felt it was worthy of a *mic drop*:
— Gen (@riddle_methis) July 5, 2017
While others imagined how Clarkson must have felt while hitting the “tweet” button:
— elizabeth danos (@danos215) July 5, 2017
People were loving her clap back:
YAAAAAAS QUEEN, DRAG HIMMM !!! YOU ARE AWESOME !!!
— andy (@yourhitchhikerr) July 5, 2017
Others were just loving her:
YES! @kelly_clarkson I love you pic.twitter.com/6odcOnultd
— Jennifer Elmore (@Jenelmo4) July 5, 2017
And, naturally, the word “Yasss” came up … a lot:
— Joanne Dorozenski (@skidazzle) July 5, 2017
One fan even offered to take care of the body-shamer for her:
Want me to sort em out sis? ???
— Stevie Boy (@StevenClarkson) July 5, 2017
Fans bowed down to Clarkson for her unfazed comeback:
Get em Kelly! ?? ???? pic.twitter.com/p2cVcwVkuV
— Stormy Pantoja (@St_Jopa) July 5, 2017
One even said she “curses” anyone who tries to come for the “American Idol” winner:
— Linda A.-#TeamKelly #Blockhead #Oncer,& much more+ (@TweetyFanatic) July 5, 2017
But that gentleman isn’t Clarkson’s only hater …
In 2015, she was asked how she felt about a British TV personality and columnist tweeting negatively about her weight. The tweets read:
Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. #grahamnorton
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 20, 2015
Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 3, 2015
When she first heard of the tweets, Clarkson told Heat Magazine:
“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.”
And she later told Ellen Degeneres it didn’t faze her one bit:
“People are like, ‘I’m so sorry that lady in London was so mean to you.’ And I’m like, ‘Are you serious?’ Like, get in line!”
In fact, Clarkson said that “line” formed the moment she stepped onto the “American Idol” stage, with people saying she was “the biggest girl on the show”:
“I love how people think that’s new. Like, welcome to the past 13 years!”
However, some things do get to the 35-year-old. She told Ellen at the time:
“I think what hurts my feelings for people is when I’ll have a meet-and-greet after the show and a girl who’s, like, bigger than me will be in the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Oh, God!’ And they’ll say, ‘If they think you’re big, I must be so fat to them.’
It’s like, you just are who you are. We are who we are — whatever size. It doesn’t mean that we’re going to be that forever. That’s the thing! Sometimes we’re more fit. Like, especially me. I’m such a creative person that I yo-yo. Sometimes I’m more fit, and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don’t, and I’m like, ‘I’d rather have wine.'”
Clarkson is currently working on new music, and clearly, not worrying about a darn thing people have to say about her.