Kelly Clarkson is trying to clear the air about something she said in an interview.
Yes, she was so miserable at one point that she wanted to kill herself... but not for THIS reason-- not because of the pressure to be thin--
NOT TRUEI’ve never contemplated suicide because of my weight.I said people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough because I appeared healthy https://t.co/Ddvumlrk5b— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 24, 2017
Just to clear something up. I wasn’t ever miserable because I had to be thin. I said I was miserable & as a result I became thin. https://t.co/N1uhyOWqMb— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) October 24, 2017
This is what Taste of Country said:
But this is what Kelly said:
Did you catch that? I like the way CNN put it-- 'being thin was a result of her unhappiness, not the cause'.
Many who put out the original story are now re-writing it. But I really wish they'd delve deeper into the pressures put on artists, particularly young ones. We've seen it time and time again with child actors.
It's too much.
And I think Kelly's point that "people had no idea I was unhappy oddly enough because I appeared healthy" is key. They look ok, so everyone assumes they're ok.
It's not ok to make that assumption.
This story talks about where Kelly's been and where she is now. Not about suicide or mental health, but about finding her voice as an artist and not being afraid to use that voice.
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