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Body shaming has been pretty apparent in the media lately.
From celebrities like Giuliana Rancic and Bethenny Frankel being labeled "too skinny" to new celeb moms like Kelly Clarkson being called "overweight" (she just had a baby eight months ago people!), its no wonder that for some famous faces, enough is enough.
FOX News anchor Chris Wallace humiliated Clarkson when he suggested "Stay off the deep-dish pizza for a little while."
Wallace later apologized, saying "I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her."
Now, Kelly Clarkson is speaking to Redbook Magazine explaining why her weight doesn’t effect her and why it shouldn’t effect others.
“I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it.” Instead, the American Idol season one winner keeps it real about who she is as a woman, mother, and wife.
“There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism – that’s not me. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.”
Clarkson’s infectious voice isn’t the only glowing attribute of the confident 33-year-old. She’s newly married to Brandon Blackstock and a new mom to River Rose along with a step-mom to Blackstock’s two older children.
Although Clarkson grew up differently than the way she plans on raising her daughter, she beams when talking about her new life as a married woman and mom.
“Brandon is not my other half. He’s a whole and I’m a whole. I’ve never believed in someone taking care of me, and that’s probably because I grew up poor and without a lot of family stability,” she told the mag.
If there’s anyone young women can look up to for being independent and confident in her own skin, it’s “Miss Independent” herself!