Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kelly Clarkson Defends her Curves

I just saw a headline with that title -- Kelly Clarkson defends her curves. Why does any person -- man, woman or child -- have to defend his or her body, particularly as it's hurting no one?

I look at recent photos of Clarkson, she of the terrific voice and very popular music, and I see a woman who looks pretty much like most of the women i work with -- womanly. I like some of her songs, not all, but i'd like them just the same if she looked like Twiggy or John Goodman.

From what I've read, Kelly Clarkson struggled with her weight and always got kudos when she'd slim down. I don't know what she went thru, but i know i was anorexic and bulimic and 100% obsessed in order to keep myself thin. i, too, got lots of compliments, although i was miserable and damaging my body irreparably. once i stopped purging and starving and binging, i gained a fair amount of weight and ended up a healthy size 12. but the compliments stopped.

Kelly Clarkson is a musician, not a skeleton. This is a real question -- why does anyone care what she weighs? Do any of you have any guesses?


  1. I just blogged about the size 0 standard in Hollywood yesterday. It's disgusting. Nobody should have to "defend" their curves. (Jessica Simpson comes to mind as well.) I'd like to know just how this pathetic expectation came to be. As I wrote yesterday, I know of no man who would rather be with a bag of bones than a woman with curves.

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  3. I think people like to criticize others, and weight is an easy thing to see and poke fun at. not that thats the right thing to do!

  4. I completely agree with you- that she is a musician, and there shouldn't be any talk of her weight. What does it matter? I don't know why our society has focused on weight and has deemed it to be the most important factor of a person. I think it's sick, and it's something that we all need to battle daily.

    Ps. I am so glad to see a blog from you, Melissa! I missed you!

  5. Hi there,

    I stumbled across your blog and I have to say that I love this article. I think it's disgusting that society puts so much pressure on being thin...and yet...I 'm a complete hypocrite as I find myself obsessed with the ideal as well. In a way, the media is poisoning our minds. I hate it and the influence they have over women (and men). Maybe society at some level needs to make some serious changes.