Kelly Clarkson mentioned it's 'unacceptable' if any workers on her speak present really feel 'unheard' or 'disrespected' following poisonous office claims

  • Kelly Clarkson responded to claims that her speak present was a poisonous office behind the scenes.
  • Her assertion got here after Rolling Stone revealed a narrative about staffers’ grievances. 
  • The presenter mentioned it was “unacceptable” that workers on the present have felt “unheard.” 

Kelly Clarkson has responded after workers on her speak present mentioned it was a poisonous office.

On Friday, Rolling Stone revealed a narrative detailing claims from 11 present and former workers of “The Kelly Clarkson Present” that they had been underpaid and overworked behind the scenes. 

A number of sources within the piece, which didn’t identify any staff, mentioned Clarkson herself was not conscious of the office points. Representatives for Clarkson and “The Kelly Clarkson Present” didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark. 

Taking to Instagram on Saturday, Clarkson appeared to substantiate that the article was the primary time she’d heard about workers’ grievances. 

“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 wrote. “I really like my workforce at ‘The Kelly Clarkson Present,’ and to search out out that anybody is feeling unheard and or disrespected on this present is unacceptable.”

“I’ve all the time been, and can proceed to be, dedicated to creating and sustaining a protected and wholesome setting at ‘The Kelly Clarkson Present,’” she added. 


“The Kelly Clarkson Present” premiered on NBC in 2019 and was nominated within the 2023 Critics Alternative Awards class for “Finest Discuss Present,” in accordance with IMDB. In Could, it was confirmed that manufacturing would transfer from Los Angeles to New York Metropolis for its fifth season, set to air within the fall, Selection reported. 

Clarkson’s assertion made clear that she wished to make sure the present’s relocation would foster a greater work setting. 

“As we put together for a transfer to the east coast, I’m extra dedicated than ever to not solely be sure that our workforce that’s transferring, but additionally our new time in NY, is comprised of the most effective and kindest within the enterprise,” she wrote. 

Kelly smiling in a blue dress in front of a Kelly Clarkson backdrop and set.

Kelly Clarkson on “The Kelly Clarkson Present” in Could 2022.

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“A part of that construct will embrace management coaching for the entire senior workers, together with myself,” Clarkson added. “There’s all the time room to develop and guarantee we’re all being/turning into the most effective model of ourselves in any enterprise, particularly on the subject of management, to make sure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”

In a press release to Leisure Tonight, a consultant for NBCUniversal mentioned it took “office complaints very critically and to insinuate in any other case is unfaithful.”

“When points are reported they’re promptly reviewed, investigated and acted upon as applicable,” the spokesperson added. “‘The Kelly Clarkson Present’ strives to construct a protected, respectful and equitable office that nurtures a tradition of inclusivity and creativity.”