Kelly Clarkson addresses the rolling stone report that set the internet ablaze.
On Friday May 12, rolling stone published an article about the allegations toxic working conditions on set The Kelly Clarkson Show. Ripe from the insights of 10 former staff members and one current employee, the talk presents the idea that staff are (and have been) “overworked, underpaid and that working at the salon was traumatic for their health. mental”.
Although staff members were clear that working with Kelly herself “is fantastic”, she took to Instagram to post a statement about what had been reported.
“In my 20 years in the entertainment industry, I have always led with my heart and what I believe is right,” she began her 3-slide post. “I love my team at The Kelly Clarkson Showand finding out that someone doesn’t feel heard and/or respected on this show is unacceptable.
Rather than just expressing her condolences, Kelly then took responsibility for the situation by thinking of ways to improve the show’s setting.
“I have always been, and will continue to be, committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment at The Kelly Clarkson Show,” she continued in her statement. “As we prepare to move to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that not only our moving team, but also our new team in New York, is made up of the best and nicest people in the business. .”
One of the ways she aims to remedy the situation is to organize mandatory leadership training among senior managers, including herself.
“There is always room to grow and make sure we are all/becoming the best version of ourselves in any company, especially in leadership, to make sure any notion of toxicity is eradicated,” she concluded her statement.
In a world where many people still refuse to take responsibility, fans were thrilled to see Kelly rise to the occasion.
“I appreciate you acknowledging that, and your transparency on how you want the show to improve going forward! You are still a KC class act,” one fan commented.
Following the rolling stone report and Kelly’s statement, NBCUniversal released its own statement. “We are committed to providing a safe and respectful work environment and take workplace complaints very seriously, and to suggest otherwise is untrue. When issues are reported, they are promptly reviewed, investigated and addressed appropriately. The Kelly Clarkson Show strives to create a safe, respectful and equitable workplace that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and creativity.
The show, which premiered on NBC in the fall of 2019, is currently in its fourth season and was renewed for its sixth season in 2025.
Rebecca Ravee Norris is a full-time freelance writer with a decade of experience in lifestyle media. Based in the Washington metro area, she writes for a variety of publications, covering everything from beauty and wellness to style and celebrity news. She graduated from George Mason University. There, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Media: Production, Consumption, and Criticism, as well as a minor in Electronic Journalism. When she’s not working, she can be found hanging out with her beloved Jack-Chi, Cash, adventuring with family and friends, working with reps at the gym, dreaming up her next interior design project, testing a new recipe, get lost in the pages of a book, or catch up on your favorite shows.