When an English journalist criticized Kelly Clarkson's weight, the lovable pop singer didn't even pretend to care.
Last month, Sun columnist Katie Hopkins ripped into Clarkson after seeing her performance on "The Graham Norton Show," and asked her Twitter followers,
Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson?
The following tweets launched an inevitable social media scuffle Clarkson didn't deign to publicly acknowledge.
During a Heatworld.com interview weeks later, however, Clarkson revealed she hadn't actually seen the tweets.
After being filled in on the body weight drama by the reporter, Clarkson responded,
Oh, and [Hopkins] 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.
It's clear Clarkson has priorities other than feeding Internet trolls, like her toddler River Rose and her new album, Piece By Piece.
Hopkins, who often publicizes her disdain for anyone who isn't model-thin, tweeted:
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
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. — Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 20, 2015
Baby weight, puppy fat, muffin top. We're so weakwilled we have to make up cute names for fat. Babies, puppies, muffins. Nope. Just fat love — 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
Clarkson's fans were quick to support the singer.
shame twitter feels the need to attack kelly clarkson for her weight. she looks happier than ever and focusing on motherhood #grahamnorton — Joshua Davidson (@joshdavidson95) February 20, 2015
I'll punch anyone who picks on Kelly Clarkson's weight. I will punch you into the ground. — Tony Bannister (@Ohanthonio) February 21, 2015
The funny thing is that @kelly_clarkson can lose the weight anytime, but it would take @KTHopkins 20,000 dollars to fix her face. — Steacy Curry (@SteacyC) March 2, 2015
Oh cute,it's those twitter comments talking about @kelly_clarkson 's weight. Her talent, awards and million-selling albums remain unbothered — Joe Martinez (@JoeLovesMusic24) March 3, 2015
KELLY CLARKSON WILL ALWAYS BE A QUEEN, NO MATTER HER WEIGHT. SHE IS ICONIC AND SHE SINGS BEAUTIFULLY AND DOESN'T NEED TO BE A SKINNY GIRL. — Kaitlyn | BIO LINKS (@OakleyftThorne) March 5, 2015