Kelly Clarkson Poked Fun at a Photoshopped Picture of Herself That Made Her Chest Look "Enormous"
The Voice coach proved that positivity can go a long way in uncomfortable situations.
Kelly Clarkson is the best friend you wish you had. She's quick-witted, down-to-earth, and she can put a positive twist on just about any situation. Case in point: The performer recently noticed that a promo photo of herself for the upcoming season of The Voice looked, well, not quite like herself.
"I feel like this is what I would look like with a boob job," Clarkson tweeted alongside the promo photo, in which her chest was seemingly edited to appear larger than it does IRL.
Instead of criticizing the photo's retouching, Clarkson took the awkward moment in stride. "I don't know why my chest looks enormous in this pic but thank you to the universe for this one ha! Finally!" she joked. (Related: How Kelly Clarkson Learned That Being Thin Isn't the Same As Being Healthy)
Several people praised the American Idol alum for her lighthearted response to the photo. "You are literally a breath of fresh air. Your personality is contagious, and I'm here for it!" tweeted one person.
"Girl you could have boobs on your head and STILL be beautiful! You shine from inside and it makes you glow for all of us," wrote another Twitter user.
Clarkson is far from the first celebrity to call out a Photoshop job gone awry. Amy Schumer and Jessie J have both expressed how much they dislike seeing retouched photos of themselves on social media, especially when fans are the ones tweaking the images.
Several celebrities have spoken out against brands that heavily Photoshop their images, too. Zendaya, Lena Dunham, Lili Reinhart, and Ashley Graham have all put magazines on blast for retouching their photos. More recently, Busy Philipps partnered with Olay on the brand's new zero-retouching policy, after years of noticing her own face and body manipulated in glossy photos.
As for Clarkson, she's constantly proving that you don't have to respond to online negativity with more negativity. She recently went to bat for Valerie Bertinelli after the Food Network host shared that a body-shaming troll had called her "chubby" on Instagram.
Instead of responding with well-deserved anger, snark, or rudeness, Bertinelli simply wrote: "Wow. Someone is always there to remind me to tidy up my negative thoughts some more. Thank you for reminding me I'm so much more than my body. Have a blessed day."
Clarkson then jumped into the fray, retweeting Bertinelli's post and writing: "True power is recognizing the projection of others' negativity and punching it square in the face with all the positive, remarkable, intelligent, beautiful light that seeps from your pores. Pity people that speak ill of others because while some of us are dancing, the others are too afraid." (This Dallas TV anchor responded to her body-shamers with positivity, too.)
Bottom line: Clapping back is one way to handle haters. But sometimes, you really can kill 'em with kindness.