Kelly Clarkson Slams Troll Who Said She Put Work Before Marriage

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Kelly Clarkson will not tolerate haters making nasty comments about her life.

The 38-year-old stepped in as a guest judge on America's Got Talent to replace Simon Cowell last week. Cowell was hospitalized after sustaining serious back injuries in a biking accident in California.

Upon the news of Clarkson stepping in for Cowell, one person on Twitter said that the “Breakaway” singer is not the “good old country girl we fell in love with” anymore.

“No wonder her marriage didn’t work,” read the since-deleted tweet. “Surprise she has time for her kids.”

Not missing a beat, the American Idol winner hit back at the trolling remark. “Wow. Shaming a woman who has a great work ethic, is a great mom, and who steps up and fills in when a friend asks for a favor because that’s actually what 'good old country girls' do.... this can’t be who you are deep down. I have more faith in your heart. Aim higher please.”

Many fans in the replies to the tweet lauded Clarkson’s response, with one writing, “You handled that like a queen,” while another said, “Ain’t no shame in a hard-working momma. Your kids are gonna see that and wanna be like that. And you can get any man (or woman) you want. His loss not yours.”

Clarkson filed for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock in June after nearly seven years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair, who wed in October 2013, share two children together, daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4.

In addition to her judging gig on AGT, Clarkson will also be hosting the upcoming Billboard Music Awards in October for the third time; if the internet trolls have anything to say about that, we’re pretty sure Kelly will put them right in their place.

Tags: Divorce, Pop Culture

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Rose Low

Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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