Kelly Clarkson has one thing to say.
About one thing slightly unlucky and really troubling.
Earlier this week, Rolling Stone printed a scathing article that alleged to element all of the unhealthy situations behind the scenes of The Kelly Clarkson Present.
Within the exposé, a lot of staffers claimed they have been underpaid and located the manufacturing to be “traumatizing to their psychological well being.”
One such worker — who selected to stay nameless — recounted to the outlet how she as soon as crie on the roof of the stage, questioning:
“’Oh my gosh, what am I doing? Why am I placing myself by means of this?’”
Citing this system’s govt producer, one other informed Rolling Stone:
“I feel Alex Duda’s a monster.
“I’ve a good friend who’s an govt producer who warned me about taking this job as a result of apparently she has executed this on each present she’s labored on.”
Practically all of the people interviewed for this piece agreed that Clarkson herself was unaware of all of the drama, with one individual stating Clarkson is a “implausible” boss and one other saying Duda “shields” the singer from all of the terrible conduct backstage.
Now, in the meantime, Clarkson has spoken out on the scandal.
“In my 20 years within the leisure trade, I’ve at all times led with my coronary heart and what I believed to be proper,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I like my group at ‘The Kelly Clarkson Present,’ and to search out out that anybody is feeling unheard and or disrespected on this present is unacceptable.”
The previous American Idol winner continued by saying she is “dedicated to creating and sustaining a protected and wholesome atmosphere.”
She plans on together with management coaching for all of the the senior workers, together with herself, including on social media:
“There’s at all times room to develop and guarantee we’re all being/changing into the most effective model of ourselves in any enterprise, particularly in terms of management to make sure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”
“I might be shocked if [Kelly] knew. I’d be floored if she knew the workers wasn’t getting paid for 2 weeks of Christmas hiatus,” one former worker informed Rolling Stone.
“The Kelly that I interacted with and that everybody is aware of would most likely be fairly aghast to study that.”
On Might 12, within the wake of this report going viral, a rep for NBC Common mentioned by way of assertion:
“We’re dedicated to a protected and respectful work atmosphere and take office complaints very severely and to insinuate in any other case is unfaithful.
“When points are reported they’re promptly reviewed, investigated and acted upon as applicable.
“The Kelly Clarkson Present strives to construct a protected, respectful and equitable office that nurtures a tradition of inclusivity and creativity.”