“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 (@kellyclarkson) 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
— 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 💛
— fogs (@oifogs) August 20, 2018
— ShellBug72 (@michele5507) August 20, 2018
— Cheryl Stone (@Cherylsop) August 21, 2018