Kelly Clarkson was stunned earlier this week after being called “small-minded” by an eliminated contestant from “The Voice.” The dig was prompted because Clarkson compared the aspiring gay singer to two other gay artists.
“I am a singer songwriter who happens to be gay,” Molly Stevens, the eliminated contestant, said in a since-deleted Instagram post.
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Stevens expressed her distaste about Clarkson comparing her to the Indigo Girls and Melissa Etheridge following the battle rounds. Stevens called it a “labeling trap” among other terms.
She said in the post, “While I’m extremely honored to be in that category of talent I do believe that comment did us all a disservice and only threw us into a labeling trap. It felt small minded to me and exactly what I feel we need to bring attention to the world.”
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“But it’s a common stereotype that happens too often,” she added. “People put us in boxes.”
A fan took a screenshot the post before it was taken down, prompting a response from the “I Don’t Think About You” singer.