“Hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight.”
Kelly Clarkson has received praise from social media users after defending a lesbian couple from a homophobic Twitter troll.
Back in 2016, the Move You songstress helped the couple get engaged during one of her concerts, with the adorable moment being captured in a viral video. Check it out here.
This week – nearly two years after the proposal – Kiana and Amanda Clark tied the knot, and tweeted Kelly a photo from their ceremony with the caption: “WE DID IT!”
Kelly – being the absolute hun she is – offered her congratulations in response, and subsequently received a hateful message from a ‘fan’ who claimed the couple’s love was a “sin”.
“Sorry Kelly… love your music but I don’t dig the dikes… still a sin any way you cut it,” they tweeted.
I almost didn’t respond 2 this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight but u know what, truth does, & the truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion. I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently. https://t.co/63KjhMrZVU
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) August 20, 2018
Shortly after, Kelly quoted the troll and said she didn’t want to respond because “hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight”.
However, she continued: “U know what, truth does, & the truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion.”
Kelly – who has been outspoken towards LGBTQ rights in the past – concluded by telling them: “I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently.”
The Voice coach was then commended by Twitter users for defending the couple and standing up for the LGBTQ community.
Check out the best responses below:
GIRLLLL!!! I saw that comment and was going to say something, but it wouldn't have been as nice as you just put it. ????????Thank you for standing up for "us" and more importantly, for what you believe in.
— K.C. (@KClark5) August 20, 2018
Thank you for responding @kelly_clarkson – we need your voice. Hate is not ok.
— l. blitzer-wright ???????? (@lulublitzer) August 20, 2018
Music aside — THIS is why I LOVE you!
— Nathan Ruiz (@Nathan31783) August 20, 2018
— Danielle (@Danietraut) August 21, 2018
— Amy Rochelle (@msamyrochelle) August 20, 2018
— Cody (@codydwayne1025) August 20, 2018
that’s one of the reasons why I love you.
you’re talented, you’re kind and you know beliefs and religion shouldn’t interfere on human rights and love.
you’re a real gem and I’m proud to stan you for 10 years now ????
— lucas fogs (@onceuponalucas) August 20, 2018
Thanks for defending my community, girl…truly appreciate it ????❤️
— Stephanie (@Bohemianflow_) August 21, 2018
— ShellBug72 (@michele5507) August 20, 2018
— Cheryl Stone (@Cherylsop) August 21, 2018