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Comments On Kelly Clarkson’s ‘The Voice’ Style Raise Double Standard

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The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson received a firestorm of negative comments about her style this week. Fans on social media criticized the pink dress worn during Monday night’s Live Playoffs, with some telling her to fire her stylist.


What makes these comments especially frustrating is that Clarkson’s male co-stars don’t receive the same level of scrutiny over their appearance. It shows a double standard in how the public responds to men and women in the spotlight.

Kelly Clarkson Criticized for Her Dress on ‘The Voice’

On Monday night, Clarkson wore a long pink dress with a tiered skirt and sheer sleeves, cinched with a red belt. Viewers were quick to share their thoughts about the look on social media, telling the star she should hire a new stylist. Some of them mentioned that they disliked other outfits she’s been wearing lately.

“Your outfits have such a range from dull to sexy,” wrote one user. “It really distracts from your image! Great that your personality usually overcomes it, but not tonight!”


Another fan wrote that they were “begging for you to change your look,” calling Monday’s outfit “the ugliest dress ever.” Someone else tweeted that Clarkson is “wearing frumpier outfits every time I see her.” Another viewer called the pink dress “very unflattering.”

This is just a sample of the negative reaction Clarkson’s dress received this week. Scroll through Twitter, and the criticism just keeps on coming. However, it’s much harder to find similar responses to the outfits worn by Clarkson’s male co-stars.

SEE ALSO: KELLY CLARKSON SAYS SHE WAS ‘MISERABLE’ STAYING SKINNY AFTER ‘IDOL’ WIN


Where’s All the Hate for Blake Shelton’s Style?

The Voice has four coaches sitting on the panel each week, yet fans don’t seem nearly as harsh about the clothes worn by Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, and John Legend. The lack of criticism for Shelton’s style is particularly interesting, considering he’s frequently dressed down compared to the other coaches.

Shelton usually rocks simple jeans and cowboy boots on the show. The most formal he typically gets is putting a blazer on over the casual attire. If Clarkson were to show up to the live shows wearing a casual outfit like that, she’d probably receive just as much (if not more) negative feedback as she does now.

Why is Clarkson expected to dress up (with elaborate hair and makeup to boot) and get roasted for her style? Meanwhile Shelton can regularly wear the same variation on denim and flannel with almost no criticism. Forget the outfits; that double standard is the worst look of all.

SEE ALSO: KELLY CLARKSON THROWS STUFF AT ‘THE VOICE’ CONTESTANT AFTER EPIC PERFORMANCE

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Maeve Swiss
Maeve Swiss
2 years ago

It’s got nothing to do with what the guys wear. Nice try though

The fact is that Kelly Clarkson’s stylist sucks

Elaine
Elaine
2 years ago

She wears frumpy dresses made of awful material. Those horrinle wide belts, and too much jewelry all at the same time. Also ugly black tights. As far as blake’s clothes, they look fine to me

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Those clothes look matronly. Your stylist is not cutting it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Kelly needs a new stylist.. The wide belts are not good when you see them on TV

AnnK
AnnK
2 years ago

There hasn’t been anything bad to say about what the men are wearing! I feel embarrassed for Kelly! She is so sweet and so awesome and she deserves to look amazing rather than like an old lady or a little girl playing dress up in het grandma’s clothes and jewelry!

Jeannie Countiss
Jeannie Countiss
2 years ago

Kelly looks like a tramp on The Voice tonight. Her stylist needs to be fired. Obviously Kelly has no sense of style on her own. She always looks frumpy but especially tramp tonight.

Erin
Erin
7 months ago

The men look fine. She does not. No, it is not discrimination just truth .

Marlene
Marlene
1 year ago

The reason the men recieve no comments in clothes, is due to the fact, that her clothes stand out , are shocking and it’s upsetting to see someone do that to herself . It’s down right shocking how she looks. Nothing to do with double standards, just plan shocked reaction from
everyone ..

Marlene
Marlene
1 year ago

She is such a pretty girl..I feel so bad she has that stylist, it’s painful to even look at her sometimes and his what she wears does not compliment her..and in her talk show too, those belts with her figure type are not.
Complimentary, and has nothing go do with weight many full size women look beautiful in diff styles, she needs a new designer ..such a pretty girl to do that to herself!

Linn
Linn
1 year ago

I want to see here wear the same clothes as Bake, jeans, boots, simple make up and a ponytail, then we see what the feedback is

Judi
Judi
2 years ago

I quit watching Kelly–all she does is play with her hair & it”s very distracting & annoying.

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