Kelly Clarkson Calling Her Life A “Dumpster” Is Privilege Personified

While Kelly Clarkson certainly has had a bit of a go of it, to call her life a “dumpster” is whiny privilege personified in this day & age.

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Millionaire Kelly Clarkson claims her life is a 'dumpster,' while millions of Americans are digging through dumpsters to survive. | Source: David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

  • In a recent interview, Kelly Clarkson said her life was a “dumpster.”
  • She was complaining about how terrible life had been since she divorced her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
  • While, certainly, divorce is not an easy thing to go through, Clarkson bemoaning how much worse her life is than everyone else’s — when she’s a rich celebrity — is nothing short of privilege personified.

Kelly Clarkson has it hard.

According to “The Voice” coach and former “American Idol” winner, her life is literally a “dumpster” right now.

While I’m sure it’s not easy because of her divorce, to say her privileged celebrity life is a “dumpster” while there are people who are starving and don’t know where their next paycheck is coming from is — to put it mildly — a bit much.

Kelly Clarkson Wants You To Feel Bad For Her

In an interview that aired on Sunday, Kelly Clarkson told “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist that her life hasn’t been easy since announcing her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock back in June 2020.

It’s no secret, my life has been a little bit of a dumpster personally. It’s been a little hard the last couple months.  I’ve been talking to friends that have been through divorce, I don’t know how people go through that without having some kind of outlet. Because it is the worst thing ever for everyone involved.

You can check out the video interview below.

I’m not trying to say that Kelly Clarkson hasn’t had a rough time of her divorce, but isn’t it a little much to say that her life is a “dumpster”?

She’ll Be Fine

As of 2020, Kelly Clarkson has a net worth of $45 million. Considering that nearly 10% of people are unemployed in the United States, and more than 160,000 homes are either foreclosed upon or in the process of being foreclosed upon, she has more than 45 million reasons to be grateful.

And it seems like there are more than a few people who agree.

Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson’s over-the-top claims are ringing hollow in a COVID-19 world. | Source: Twitter

No, her life isn’t perfect. No one has a perfect life.

But Kelly Clarkson has a bad habit of being overdramatic — and the truth is, in this day and age, she should learn to be grateful instead of complaining all the time.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:31 PM
Bernadette Giacomazzo is an editor, writer, and photographer whose work has appeared in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Source, XXL, HipHopDX, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post,, and more. She is also the author of The Uprising series and is the CEO of the acclaimed G-Force Marketing & Publicity firm, which has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and has scored film, television, radio, and print placements for celebrity clientele worldwide. Reach her via email. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.
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