Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul – steps in firestorm

Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul – steps in firestorm

First American Idol Kelly Clarkson stepped in a firestorm today when she tweeted her support for Ron Paul.

That tweet generated tons of comments on both WhoSay and Twitter, many insulting her while accusing Paul of racism and homophobia.

Kelly later posted, “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.”

In the past few weeks, excerpts from Ron Paul’s 1990s newsletters have revealed racist and homophobic statements sent in his name.  He denied having ever writing the articles.