Kelly Clarkson has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community, something she proved when she took down a homophobic Twitter follower.
Kiana and Amanda Clark got engaged onstage at a Clarkson event in 2016. The two fans finally tied the knot earlier his month and, over the weekend, tweeted a wedding photo to the “Since You Been Gone” singer with the caption, “WE DID IT!”
— K.C. (@KClark5) August 20, 2018
Clarkson congratulated the Clarks on their special day, as did an army of followers.
But one “fan” let the singer know she wasn’t cool with marriage equality — in some pretty vulgar terms. “Sorry, Kelly — love your music but I don’t dig the dikes,” wrote Terri D. Fallis “Still a sin any way you cut it.”
Sorry Kelly…. love your music but I don't dig the dikes…still a sin any way you cut it.
— Terri D Fallis (@Wildvine74104) August 20, 2018
After some deliberation, Clarkson decided to reply.
“I almost didn’t respond to this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight,” she wrote Monday.”But, [you] know what? Truth does — and the truth is that God is Love. And Love shared between two people should be praised, not condemned, in my personal opinion. I love you, too, although we see the world/love differently.”
I almost didn’t respond 2 this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight but u know what, truth does, & the truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion. I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently. https://t.co/63KjhMrZVU
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 20, 2018
Kiana responded to Clarkson’s tweet, thanking her for “standing up for ‘us’ and more importantly, for what you believe in.”
In a letter for Billboard magazine’s 2017 Pride campaign, Clarkson said it should be a “no-brainer” to be inclusive and supportive “and to encourage people, rather than fear or judge what is different.”
That same year, Kelly Clarkson fan Alex Malerba proposed to his boyfriend at a meet-and-greet with Clarkson. “Oh my God, I’m so happy,” the Grammy winner screamed after Malerba popped the question. “I’m like a part of it. That was so beautiful. Congratulations.”
Was Kelly Clarkson right to respond to the hateful tweet or should she have ignored it?
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