Manolo says, the Kelly Clarkson, she must learn that the public baring of the belly it is the privilege, not the right.
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Manolo loves the shoes!
The Kelly Clarkson fans, they are wound up a bit too tight, like her pants. I too appreciate the non-crackhead curvealiciousness of the Kelly, but without the Saturday morning at Wal Mart look.
I’m not going to try to get in between Manolo (my love!) and the Kelly Clarkson fans. I just want to point something out. Reading through all these posts, I’ve noticed how many people have pointed out that she’s not fat, not overweight, she’s tiny, she doesn’t jiggle, etc. While I think is AWESOME that KC promotes being yourself and that that is a message women of all ages need to hear, there’s another message going on through this board: fear of fat. What if she was fat? Would that make her less talented? Less of a person? What if her curves weren’t so tiny?
There is another choice b/t anorexia and “curvy” at 130 pounds. It’s called peace. I’m trying to find it by loving the body I have, curves, wrinkles, bumps and all.
p.s. to “A 15 year old…”: you rock on with your bad self.
The Lisa, she agrees with the Scarlett and the VeddyVeddyBadMan and the AnnMarie… it is the lack of judgement in clothing size, not weight, that is the problem.
I cry every time I walk through the mall and see the size 4s insist on wearing the size 2s, resulting in what little body fat they have hanging precariously over the top of their waistline, not to mention the cameltoe that accompanies it.
The Scarlett has read all of these posts including Manolo’s original. Please, Kelly Clarkson fans note: he doesn’t say she is fat but he is implying that she is not especially toned. You can be skinny and flabby on one extreme and bulky and solid on the other. La Clarkson is probably as tiny as all of the fans imply. She is possibly very comfortable with her body … but those of us that prefer a bit more modesty might not be just as comfortable with seeing so much of it. Personally, The Scarlett cringes, for example, when she sees even the prepubescent girls making their potential sexuality an issue by baring so much flesh. Oh, and The Scarlett loathes seeing so much of the Iggy Pop, for another example … an aging rocker (probably old enough to be the grandfather of many of the Clarkson fans here) that is toned and slim but with flesh ravished by sex and drugs that could use a shirt to cover up the effects.
The Scarlett has seen the Kelly looking better. Period.
I tried to download that picture of Kelly Clarkson, but her waist got stuck in my modem, which exploded in a cloud of lard. With Ruben being the food giant he is, and Kelly racing for his weight class, the American Idol reunion show will have to be shot with an IMAX camera.
I’m a regular here and I love Mr. M unconditionally for his exciting and heartfelt presentation of new shoes. But these new posts don’t seem so pathetic to me. Many of these (I’m assuming) girls have valid things to say about their rights to wear what they want and brings to light the dark pain of feeling fat or imperfect as a young woman because of media crap. And yes it is varying shades of sexist, elitist and shallow to pick on someone’s physical form which I felt was at the core of this post even at the original posting of this picture. To say that these people have no right to write their opinions here because they don’t understand the climate here is equally as fangirlish. Anonymously gathering to delight in the mockery of others, even if they are rich and famous, is fun because it is shameful, so suck it up and face that you have been busted for being bitchy and mean, and that’s…OK.
I am pretty skinny if I do say so myself..even post prego. She is not fat. This, like many of the ladies have pointed out is not the most flattering outfit. Is that a shrug meets chaps, fire your stylist! Love the Manolo regardless.
clarkson COULD lay off the donuts, but i disagree with the manolo: belly-baring IS a right… any lady who wants to look like she stuffed herself into a pair of pants that were three sizes to small (and have the belly popping out above her waistband) should be allowed to do so in peace. chubbos unite!
OMG! i cant believe manolo actually put this on the site. SO WHAT if Kelly is showing stomach, i think its hot. EVERY OTHER FLIPPIN ARTIST/ACTRESS SHOWS IT TOO! its REALLY NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL! if she’s got it, flaunt it! shes got a GREAT body, so she has EVERY RIGHT to show it if she wants too! it IS a rite, theres NO ONE who can tell her what to wear, so therefore it CANT be a privelage. if u wanna talk about privelages, what monolo did was a PRIVELAGE, NOT a right… because now he will have Kelly fans comin on here a stating an argument on this topic (pretty much like what im doing) i kno monolo isnt saying shes “fat” but seriously, c’mon now, shes thin enuff to show off her cute stomach, so theres NO NEED for this to have been posted.
kelly is GORGEOUS, shes REAL, shes HERSELF. shes got the most AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL voice in the ENTIRE world. i dunno how some of yall cant like her.
dont be jealous that u dont look like her, shes toned and fit. if yall cant see that then yall are flippin crazy! kelly doesnt HAVE to eat sumting she doesnt want too just because “she’ll get thin” and she doesnt HAVE to go on a diet either. kellys perfect the way she is now. id rather see a lil chub then a lil bone. ya kno? kell eats wut she wants, n SO WHAT? WHO FLIPPIN CARES! (obviously yall do) which is completely stupid. u dont have to be super thin to be in the ‘hollywood business’. i wish yall would understand that. dont be hatin just cuz yall aint as beautiful as Kell.
everyone else who stuck up for kell, yall rock too! at least WE kno what WE’RE talkin about! people these days, GOD! theyre flippin idiots! lol.
that’s stupid! kelly’s beautiful and you should just leave your crap to yourself. She’s not fat or anything like that so shut it!!
Dearest Clarkson Fans,
I am a vowel, and I am your friend. Please use me and those that read the postings of the internet friends and fans of Manolo will be more likely to read and appreciate your oppinion. Just try it with me… A… E… I… O… U and sometimes Y as in KELL -Y- .
Now you are all super-fabulous!!!
I tell you what, this blog is consistenly hilarious, but the comments on this thread verge on the priceless. The Manolo, he is over the top because that is his comic genius; and “Manolo says, the Kelly Clarkson, she must learn that the public baring of the belly it is the privilege, not the right” is a perfect example of the Manolo’s trademark pithy comic flair, with his mastery of le mot juste and of cadence and of the perfectly crafted comic persona. The Manolo, he is hilarious on purpose. The commenters, they are over the top because they haven’t got a freakin’ clue, and the guffaws they inspire, they inspire to their chagrin…I’m particularly delighted by the ones giving us solemn lectures about human rights under the apparent impression that the Manolo he was issuing a political, rather than a fashion, statement.
Oy, Manolo, your blog, it rocks.
Hmmmm… So who says that we can’t just wear what we like? Must we bow down to the fashion industry and the “rules”? It is more important to please yourself than to please the world… at least that is what I’m teaching my daughter!
you people are messed, i recently saw kelly clarkson and i met her.. so obviously i would see how she looked and she is by no means fat. She is a beautiful person and if she if she feels like wearing a shirt like that then let her. If you prefer looking at skinny anorexic disgusting people such as lindsay lohan then go on right ahead. At least kelly can sing.
Everybody whose posting seems to be making a big fuss. It’s not THAT BIG OF A DEAL.
Frankly Manolo i would like to tell you what i think of you but it would be to rude to wirte and also i dont wanna stoop down to your level. If you think that is fat, take a look at the guy in supersize me and then look at the photo you posted. Personally yes i do think Kelly Clarkson is good singer and probably the most genuine celeb. i cant even see exastly what you are talkin about in the photo all i see is a musician on stage doin her thing. There is not fat or whatever on her body. She does not need a six pack i think we should all just leave er alone because she is and should be the most respected celeb. Yes you are entitled to your own opinion but maybe you mite be going a bit ott posting it on the ne. Keep your thoughts to yourself. (Suprised kelly hasn’t sued yet). And if you got anything nice ot say, dont say anything at all!!!
Kelly Clarkson isn’t fat at all…she’s very toned and in shape. And yes, she IS one of the most genuine celebrities out there. I think she’s a gorgeous person, and an extrmemely talented singer. However, even I, one of her fans, will admit that the picture was not the most flattering I’ve ever seen…I don’t know about the shirt…but the pants were definately not my favorites. I’ve yet to meet someone though, who doesn’t take a bad picture now and then!!
But yes, I agree with Christine…it’s honestly not that big of a deal.
I think that belly of hers makes her that much hotter!!!!!!!! FYI ladies, guys like curves! I would take Kelly over a victoria’s secret model anyday!
Yuckk, that look is gross and sleazy. I find it sad that so many young women are walking around looking like hookers in training. You think you are being are being so free, but you’ve been successfully brainwashed by a trashy culture that uses women’s bodies to sell everything. Where does it get you? We’ve become a porno culture. Very sad. I hope the pendulum swings back soon, and girls and women rediscover the power of dignity and grace.
I dont even want to BEGIN to think about how ur dissing the fool that is clarkson, Kelly!!! She thrusts!!! she does..its true we no it!!! shes cool, she is our inspiration 4 notes!!!!!
evry one that is sayin kelly clarkson should not show her belly r not rite in da head she beautiful with a great figure and a great singing voice. SHE IS ABSOULUTLY WICKED AND FOR ALL THE K CLARKSON FANS OUT THERE ROCK ON AND GOD BLESS
This is from a guy’s perspective, not only I, but others I know as well–
I think she’s hot, and her stomach is fine. She’s not fat, she looks good!
I have recently seen Kelly Clarkson in concert and was right at the front.
I have to say that not photo can do her justice! She is not just pretty but she has an amazing figure and definitely knows how to work it on stage.
With regards to this picture and other comments made, I think she looks fantastic!
It’s nice to see a celebrity that looks natural. When I say natural, that’s not a nice way of saying chubby either!
All of you people making negative comments should be ashamed! For it is people like you that make young people, mainly female celebrities, feel the need to go on crash diets and even end up with some sort of eating disorder.A perfect example of this would be Mary-Kate Olson. Look what happened to the poor girl!
People should have the right to choose what they wear.end of.
….and I have just read an article stating that Kelly battled an eating disorder when she was younger
i love ur music espesially walk away you inspire me to be free feeling like i can do any thing i want and i can accomplish things
she has got a amazing figure not only that but she has the most beautifal face she dont need plastic surgery because she the most natural clebirty i know rock on kelly fan yall rock keep rocking kelly
She’s not fat, not thin she’s NORMAL! i like her how she is, her music is just the best music i ever heard, here voice is beautiful! we don’t need a very thin person, who makes stupid half naked clips! >.
I think she looks amazing. seriously…i like skinny girls but i love pretty girls when there’s something to grab!
kelly s hot leave her alone! shes got a great figure