Kelly Clarkson Addresses Poisonous Office Rumors

Kelly Clarkson is addressing the Rolling Stone report that has set the Web ablaze.

On Friday, Could 12, Rolling Stone revealed a narrative about alleged poisonous working situations on the set of The Kelly Clarkson Present. Ripe with insights from 10 former staffers and one present worker, the exposé presents the concept workers is (and has been) “overworked, underpaid, and that working on the present was traumatizing to their psychological well being.”

Though staffers had been clear that working with Kelly herself “is unbelievable,” she took to Instagram to problem a press release about what had been reported.

“In my 20 years within the leisure business, I’ve all the time led with my coronary heart and what I believed to be proper,” she started her 3-slide submit. “I really like my group at The Kelly Clarkson Present, and to seek out out that anybody is feeling unheard and/or disrespected on this present is unacceptable.”

Somewhat than merely expressing her condolences, Kelly went on to take accountability for the state of affairs by considering of the way to enhance the present’s set.

“I’ve all the time been, and can proceed to be, dedicated to creating and sustaining a protected and wholesome surroundings at The Kelly Clarkson Present,” she continued in her assertion. “As we put together for a transfer to the East Coast, I’m extra dedicated than ever to making sure that not solely our group that’s transferring, but in addition our new group in New York, is comprised of the perfect and kindest within the enterprise.”

A technique by which she goals to treatment the state of affairs is with obligatory management coaching amongst senior workers, herself included.

“There may be all the time room to develop and guarantee we’re all being/changing into the perfect model of ourselves in any enterprise, particularly relating to management, to make sure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated,” she concluded her assertion.

In a world the place many individuals nonetheless refuse to take accountability, followers had been thrilled to see Kelly rise to the event.

“I admire the truth that you acknowledged this, and your transparency on the way you need the present to enhance going ahead! You’re a class act all the time KC,” one fan commented.

Following the Rolling Stone report and Kelly’s assertion, NBCUniversal issued a press release of its personal. “We’re dedicated to a protected and respectful work surroundings and take office complaints very severely, and to insinuate in any other case is unfaithful. When points are reported, they’re promptly reviewed, investigated, and acted upon as applicable. The Kelly Clarkson Present strives to construct a protected, respectful, and equitable office that nurtures a tradition of inclusivity and creativity.”

The present, which premiered on NBC within the fall of 2019, is presently in its fourth season and has been renewed via its sixth season in 2025.