In 2011 and 2012, I wrote about the attention paid to singer Kelly Clarkson’s weight. Even though some of that chatter was and is ostensibly positive — “She’s one of us! She’s a regular gal!” — I still think it sucks that she has to talk about weight at all.
Last week, Clarkson announced that she’s pregnant. In an interview with Parade (apparently conducted before the pregnancy was revealed), she mentioned one of the reasons she was looking forward to pregnancy:
“Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!”
Everybody should shut their big mouths, but they won’t, so I’m looking forward to the “body after baby” stories already!