Molly Stevens is a raspy-voiced, very talented singer that appeared on this season of The Voice and was eliminated in the battle rounds this week. Stevens, who is openly gay, took offense to a comparison Kelly Clarkson made of her singing style to other female LGBTQ singers and Kelly Clarkson was not having it.
When she was eliminated, Kelly said that Molly’s style reminded her of The Indigo Girls and Mellissa Ethridge. Molly felt that Kelly was pigeonholing her because those other singers are also gay. She posted on a now deleted Instagram post,
Strong words. I’m sure that Kelly didn’t mean anything by it and any comparison done due to sexuality was only subconscious. Kelly, who is a big advocate for the LGBTQ community, took offense and replied,
Wow. This really bums me out. I need everyone 2 hear me & hear ALL OF THE WORDS I SAY. I compared Molly to Melissa Etheridge, Patty Griffin (a name that was left out conveniently), & the Indigo Girls purely because of the rasp in her voice & that she’s an amazing storyteller. https://t.co/Ci5fqDKzA3
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) March 27, 2018
Molly later took it back and apologized to Kelly saying,
I sincerely apologize for any hurt I may have caused with my words. This was not my intention at all. For the people who know me well, you know my heart well too. I strive to live in truth and light. @kelly_clarkson I truly apologize for thinking differently. I look up to you.
— Molly Stevens Music (@mollystevens_1) March 28, 2018
I just can’t believe that Kelly meant anything by it other than their singing style. I’m glad Molly saw the light. It was probably the hurt feeling of getting eliminated that were talking before.