was just the most remarkable thing. To have that many people crammed in and having such an awesome time, singing every word. And it was so hot it was like a sauna, but it was great.”
Of course, the video for that song features a few of our own, which Kelly discovered during a radio interview in her adopted hometown of the last eight years, Nashville, Tennessee.
“He didn’t know that his boyfriend was going to propose to him. No one knew, so he was kinda confused in the video because he was going, ‘Is this real? Or for the video?’ It was just the most amazing thing to capture that live, and them embracing and that kiss, that was real.”
It is a bit of a statement to put that in your video, we try to argue.
“It’s funny, we didn’t actually mean to do it as a statement because I think in the artistic community we’re so far past that. Equal rights is a no brainer. It’s almost like we’re in some bubble. All of a sudden I’ll be in an interview and someone will say like, ‘Oh, that’s quite statement,’ and I’ll be like, ‘Was it?!’”
We just think it’s great that someone with such a platform as Kelly Clarkson is happy to throw a gay couple in her video without a second thought and openly acknowledge and embrace her gay fans. Surely Beyoncé has the memo by now? Anyway, Kelly doesn’t think she’s special for it, and that’s great too.
“I think a lot of people are like, ‘Screw you! I’m gonna put this in my video because this is life. Accept it or go live on Mars.’ I’m tired of talking about it. You know what I’m saying? I’m tired of it even being an issue, because it’s silly. Everyone should have equal rights, that’s it. Hello!”