The conversation about Kelly Clarkson’s figure has almost eclipsed her music.
The original American Idol released her new album Piece by Piece last month, but you might not know it from how much time the singer has spent defending her weight: first on Twitter, then with Ellen DeGeneres and now in Redbook, just a few days after a Fox News host apologized for making comments about her weight.
“I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it,” Clarkson says in the May issue she covers. “There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism—that is not me. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has.”