Kelly Clarkson Catches Flack For Supporting Ron Paul

Dec 29th, 2011 // 23 Comments

She led a flash mob in her latest video — now she’s just plain being mobbed. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you “Stronger,” and Kelly Clarkson has put that to the test — the soulful diva was on the receiving end of some major grievances about her endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, about whom she said: “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.” This opened the floodgates for scores of scornful tweets about her political beliefs. Read her response below.

“Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y’all ever disagree with something I say please don’t feel the need to attack me. I will listen to what you say and any articles or viewpoints you have when you say it with respect. Being hateful is not a healthy way to get people to see or hear you. I was raised to respect people and their decisions and beliefs and I hope you will grant me the same decency. If you don’t agree with me simply unfollow me. It’s really that easy. I hope you don’t because I would love the chance to hear what you have to say but if you’re so blinded by hate you can’t seek peace and progress then that is your unfortunate prerogative,” Kelly said in a follow-up statement.

But Twitter is still abuzz with miffed fans making wisecracks in retaliation to Clarkson’s unofficial endorsement of Ron Paul.

Clearly politics is a divisive issue. Do you think Kelly’s fans have the right to react as they did to her beliefs, or perhaps that Kelly should keep her political views to herself altogether if she wants to avoid controversy? Tell us below.

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  1. Kelly Clarkson is a hypocrite. She’s “upset” at all the “hate” she’s getting online but she supports a man who spews nothing BUT hatred along with the rest of his political allies.

  2. Rockbass1

    Hypocrite? No, she is saying be respectful to her. To anyone, everyone. Ron Paul talks of liberty, freedom, cutting spending, defending our country with peace and actively and steadfastly works to that cause. I’ve NEVER seen or heard a word of hatred from Ron Pauls mouth. If you got swept up in the Main Stream Media frenzy of condemnation, take a deeper look. Research deeper past the lies of establishmetnt. His consistency is his strongest ally. The elite, political party is NOT. He could be the one to actually create REAL Change. Not hope turning into hype. Consider being independent in your thinking, you’ll discover much more is below the surface.

  3. Ron Paul delivered poor black babies for free when no other doctors would: http://youtu.be/8Rv0Z5SNrF4

  4. Bernadette

    Kelly Clarkson should know better. You should not talk about politics out in the open as a famous entertainer. Doesn’t she know that endorsing a politician can hurt her career? She should not try to act as a spokesperson for any politician. And then she has the nerve to say:

    “Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y’all ever disagree with something I say please don’t feel the need to attack me.”

    Girl, it is not what it should be but what it is. Know the game your about to play before you open your mouth when it comes to politics.

  5. duerr

    Been a fan since you’re first appearance on AI. Still am.
    Gutsy call, but anyone is better than Obama. JMO

  6. Mr. 9

    @Bernadette:

    You’re right. In fact, everyone should keep their politcal ideologies to themselves. I’d hate to know that my doctor voted for Obama or that my mailman is a Romney man. I mean, how’d I get my mail if I didn’t want that scum on my property?

  7. John Q.

    Kelly is indeed brave. The only thing that bugs me is that had she endorsed Obama, I don’t think it would even have been reported.

  8. faceh

    Show me ONE instance of Hatred coming from that man’s lips.

    Just one. Seriously.

    Because you don’t know what you’re talking about.

  9. Glock

    I didn’t think much of Kelly before this…now I really like her she knows her politics and knows the truth of what is going on in politics. Ignore all the idiots that tweet you and spew all the bad things they are ignorant of the Truth. She has me as a fan now.

    Why should she know better – if she was P Diddy or Kanye supporting a racist like Jesse Jackson – they would think she was great.

    Ignore them all Kelly good for you – stand up for America.

  10. Keith S.

    This is the only reason I like her now! Ron Paul 2012!!!

  11. Sham

    Now I am a Fan of Kelly…for Bravely Endorsing Dr. Paul AKA Thomas Jefferson !

  12. hateful things, such as? oh, you mean that newsletter from 20 years ago that Ron Paul didn’t write and has vehemently disavowed? Way to go Kelly, way to deal with a population that’s sound asleep with their comfortable ignorance!

  13. Andrew

    Her comments are well said and filled with conviction. Her desire to let people think what they and have adult discussion without meaningless hate in the name of more war, endless spending and legislation like NDAA or HGTA or SOPA.
    This is the same reason why people like Ron Paul.
    Obama cannot even support gay marriage whether because he hates gays or for political reasons which is more shameful. H
    He has expanded the bombing and killed Americans without trial.
    Everyone should read the newsletter, then understand the times and see what was happen. People were afraid, when the Bloods and Crips gangs that are extremely violent were moving out of California and across the U.S. Bringing with them a wave of MURDER, CARJACKING and gang violence. At that time the L.A. rioters killed 30 white people because they were white, burned hundreds of biuldings and looted and robbed. (50 people died altogether and several billion dollars in damage) All this because they felt like victims and thought they had the right to kill and destroy. They were black.
    Then there was AIDS when it first started, many gay men started dying for unknown reasons. So they called it first, “gay cancer”, then “GRIDS” which was spread acrooss the country by 1 gay flight attendant who infected 500 gay men.
    The the hemophiliacs started dying.This when people freaked out becuase now the blood supply was no longer safe. No one knew how to detect AIDS or how it spread. People protested schools that let children AIDS attend.
    The comments about blacks are not racist, they criticisms of people who were predominately black and violen or critical of the institutional dependency.
    Black society is in far worse shape than 1970.( Racism is a superiority because of or the being critical of someone because of their skin color via actions or words). Some comments are homophobic but many people were at that time. I do not agree with them.
    Many newsletter publishers which were the blogs of the did not know every story. The controversial comment and race and gays were 25 comments in 3 newsletters over 15 year. thousand and thousand of pages. There were many pro black statement,. read for yourself because the most articles are biased. See things for what they were like people actually being afraid of a race war which the L.A. riots seemed to be the start .

  14. bjm

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    They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners.

  15. Isaac Mitchell

    I bet Kelly never opened her mouth about politics now because people are hating her now but I will always love her because she is a real person and not one of these fake hollywood stars! I love her music and she will always be my idol! I can’t wait to see you in Atlanta soon!

  16. Russell Dee

    The big problem here is that it shows that Shelly Clarkson does not care one bitm about the poor, and she does not care if gay people are trashed, and she does not care if african americans are trashed. The only thing she knows about Ron Paul is that he will lower her taxes and I guess that is all she cares about. From her perspective it’s OK to treat african americans, gays, and the poor like dogs just so long as you cut her taxes.

    Did you see where some dumb country singer named Blake Shelton offered to “throat punch somebody for her (Shelly Clark)” and Shelly thanked him for that? Give me a break! Shelly is not a nice girl. She thanks some guy who wants to “throat punch” her fans just because they express their disapproval of the direction she would vote to take this country in. None of the tweets to her that I saw were threatening her with bodily harm and yet she thanks some redneck who offers to “throat punch” her fans just because they disagreed with her. She’s mean and nasty.

    First she complains because her fans are too “hateful” when they convey to her that they are annoyed about her support for the racist, homophobe, paranoid extremist Ron Paul and then she goes thanking some redneck thug who offers to “throat punch” her fans just because they disaprove of her lack of concern for gays, black people, and the poor.

  17. Russell Dee

    Shelton Blake bite the wall thug.

  18. smokey

    Being a celebrity in no way should make it so you can’t have your opinion, nor does it mean you shouldn’t share it.

    If you don’t value a celebrities opinion, then simply don’t listen to it. It’s not that difficult.

    In the end, the issue has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with the mans politics, as shown by the number of people who claim it means she hates poor people and so on. Racism is simply an emotional excuse to bully people outside the issues.

    Good for her. I’m not a fan of hers, but my wife is. And my wife smiled and said she liked her even more.

  19. Just Saying

    Flack? Flack? Really – her album before her tweet – #41 on Amazon and sliding. After her tweet – #17 and rising – also rising on itunes. I know a lot of musicians out there that would kill to have that kind of flack.

  20. Sissy

    I like Kelly even better now. You go girl! Any fan who would turn on you for this is a fan not worth having. Ron Paul is not a racist or any of the dishonest and childish labeling and name calling that is being spread. Ron Paul is the only candidate the calls for the end of the wars. He believes in freedom and liberty for ALL. He wants to restore the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the American dream. The president of the NAACP, Nelson Linder stated in his own words that Ron Paul is not a racist. Look it up and see for yourselves.

    Anyone who fell for this political propaganda about Ron Paul should google “logical fallacy” and learn what that means, especially read the part about taking written words out of context. It’s one of the oldest propaganda tools in the book. Paul’s political opposition should be the ones to be ashamed of themselves for play the race card. We should all be tired of that trick to polarize and divide people.

  21. Sissy

    These words in the newsletter are taken out of context. We have no idea how they fit into the entire conversation that was taking place. You would be surprise how easily words can be taken out of context to distort the meaning.

    Regardless, Ron Paul did not say these things. Someone else did. He did not personally publish these newsletters, others did using his name. Ron Paul has disavowed them.

    Ron Paul has never said anything against other races or gays. If gays knew his real views they’d likely support him because Ron Paul doesn’t believe the government should be telling us how to live our lives. He believes in freedom and liberty for all. You people are tearing down a good man. Kelly is right about him.

  22. Sissy

    One of the reasons Ron Paul’s republican opponents are against him is because of his views on gay rights. His opponents are against gay marriage. If Ron Paul had his way gays would be able to get married because he doesn’t believe the government should be controlling individual choices or telling people how to live their lives.

    Ron Paul doesn’t believe the government should stand in the way of individual choices as to where to live. He would end laws that prevent immigrants from coming the the United States. He is a libertarian. You should learn more about what it is to be a libertarian. Libertarians believe in true liberty and freedom.

  23. sally

    AGREE . Kelly is my favorite now too. Before her endorsment for Ron Paul I did not think about her like about clever woman just another singer.

  24. Stinson

    Ron Paul full of hate? wow… you are misinformed. please elaborate

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