‘CELEBRITY IDIOT:’ Twitter conservatives rage after Kelly Clarkson calls Hillary Clinton a ‘badass’
Country music phenom Kelly Clarkson expressed support for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy this week, prompting a backlash from conservative fans.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, a reporter asked Clarkson, “Speaking of presidents, the election is starting to get in gear. Do you like any of the candidates?” The pop star replied, “I’m a fan of Hillary. She’s badass. I don’t just want a woman to win, I want the right person. And I think she’s also that.”
Team Clinton, reacting to Clarkson’s compliments, tweeted their own affirmation of the American Idol alum on Thursday:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 21, 2015
Bustle points out Clinton has been a fan of Kelly Clarkson’s at least as far back as 2012, when the then Secretary of State emailed her deputies the following statement of encouragement before they testified at a congressional hearing: “Well, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger (as I have rationalized for years), so just survive and you’ll have triumphed!”
Meanwhile, conservatives on Twitter have their own opinions about Clarkson’s stated support for Hillary Clinton. What follows is a sampling of recent reactions to Clarkson’s political comments in Rolling Stone:
— Melissa (@melissaAdiva) May 26, 2015
— Trinity Jackson (@BlacknRight) May 26, 2015
@kelly_clarkson You just went on the CELEBRITY IDIOT list for opening your mouth in favor of Hillary. That woman is a crook.
— Josie Gellar (@Josie_Gellar) May 26, 2015
Another reason to cancel American Idol! Kelly Clarkson supports pot legalization and Hillary Clinton | http://t.co/CRAlhiQxoZ
— Info (@ConservativeCF) May 26, 2015
Miss Piggy @kelly_clarkson Supports Hillary .What is it you like about her ? Her Ability to Lie ,Cheat , Steal ? Do some research U FatFuck
— Castor F. Troy (@castortroy1943) May 26, 2015
@kelly_clarkson so Obama has spent 8 years trying to destroy America and you support Hillary so she can finish the job. Wow!
— Dennis Yates (@dyates0914) May 26, 2015
@kelly_clarkson sick to read you support Hillary she is a "bad ass" liar Kelly-You can't truly be paying attention.
— Julie McClain (@Julesmacc) May 26, 2015
Kelly Clarkson supports legalizing marijuana http://t.co/g6afIYJkSe and wants Hillary? Is she high or what!!!
— Robert Palmer (@america_trust) May 25, 2015
@kelly_clarkson very sad you support hillary. She supports illegals taking our jobs, she is a millionaire and said shes broke.you lost a fan
— Jengo Phat (@JengoPhat_84) May 25, 2015