Kelly Clarkson has said that while she gets hit on by “the hottest girls ever”, she is not a lesbian.
Speculation around her sexuality comes from being single for a long period of time. She told the magazine, “People think, ‘Oh, she’s been single for too long’. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s just not my thing.”
She also added that it is “an insult to the gay community” to assume that gay people are always single.
She told E! News, “People keep saying that I’m gay and … yeah, I’m not. I’m pretty sure I’ve never made out with girl. Sometimes, I wish I were because at this point, I would probably get hit on by a lot of girls! It’s just not helping me because I am straight. No boy wants to hit on me because I make mean songs about them and they think I’m gay.”
Clarkson has dealt with gay rumours before. On The View, the said “I’m pretty sure I’ve never been with a girl! I don’t take any notice of that now and neither do my friends and family. It’s just stupid.”
Clarkson was also criticised for supporting Congressman Ron Paul during the 2012 Republican nomination. She commented, ““I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously, that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights”
Since, Clarkson has shown her support for gay rights by supporting Barack Obama’s stance on same-sex marriage.
Kelly Clarkson is a singer/songwriter and was the first winner of American Idol and is the show’s most successful contestant to date.