Kelly Clarkson Speaks Her Mind on Police Brutality, Upsets Some Fans

THE VOICE -- "Top 17 Performances" -- Pictured in this screen grab: Kelly Clarkson -- (Photo by: NBC)
Pictured in this screen grab: Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: NBC)

In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police officers, celebrities are speaking out. It’s a controversial issue that has split along political lines, unfortunately. That means outspoken artists such as American Idol OG winner and The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, who hvave fans across the political spectrum, are bound to upset somebody no matter what they say. 

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Yesterday, the daytime talk show host posted a video of Kansas City cops arresting a man for merely shouting at them. “Just curious…. where are all the “free speechers” on this? You know, the ones that constantly defend the first amendment but only use this defense when it serves their purpose? I’ll wait….”

She followed the post up with another tweet she later deleted, that called looters “idiots.” She implored her fans to pay attention to the important message instead.  

In the video, actress Keke Palmer speaks with National Guard officers, begging them to march alongside the protesters. Eventually, the officers take a knee in solidarity with the crowd.

After deleting the tweet, she felt the need to clarify “Okay so for the few that didn’t understand me in this last tweet. I am asking people to stay focused on the POINT of all of this. Black lives matter, not the looters who are taking advantage of these protests.”

But some folks were still upset with her focus on the looters.

In frustration, Kelly lamented that some folks were twisting her words. “My intentions have been & always will be to do the right thing…Black Lives Matter,” she wrote. A fan noted that she understood her intent, but that the media’s obsession with the looters takes away from the “real message” about systematic racism and police brutality. Yet, others came into the thread to insist racism isn’t a thing and that “All lives matter.”

But in the end, Kelly continues to speak out on issues she cares about, even if it costs her a few fans. “Amen!” she wrote after quoting Americana singer Jason Isbell. “With a servants heart, an educated mind, and a genuine love for ALL of God’s children is how I’ll be walking through those pearly gates.”

And meanwhile, Kelly continues to retweet sentiments like this. (Jaimi Harrison is a democrat hoping to unseat republican Lindsey Graham in the senate).

And videos like this:

 

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