Kelly Clarkson has taken to Twitter to share her political views. Late Wednesday night, the pop posted her support for conservative presidential candidate Ron Paul. “I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t,” Clarkson tweeted Wednesday night.
Clarkson immediately received heated @replies from her followers about her endorsement of the politician. Some criticized her views, while others thanked her. A number of tweeters wrote that Paul is guilty of racism and homophobia, referencing a newsletter he published from the 1970s until the mid-1990. Paul denies writing any derogatory comments.
On Thursday, Clarkson used her whosay account to clarify. She wrote, “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. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”
That’s the great thing about social media. You can use multiple platforms to express yourself.