Kelly Clarkson Responds to Allegations of Toxic Workplace on Her Daytime Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson has responded to allegations of a toxic workplace on her daytime talk show.

Kelly Clarkson Responds to Allegations of Toxic Workplace on Her Daytime Talk Show
Kelly Clarkson Responds to Allegations of Toxic Workplace on Her Daytime Talk Show

In a statement on her Instagram page, Clarkson addressed the claims made by 11 current and former employees in a Rolling Stone report.

The employees complained about being overworked and underpaid and described their experience as traumatizing to their mental health.

While the anonymous employees praised Clarkson, they referred to the show producers as “monsters” who made their lives a living hell.

Kelly Clarkson expressed her love for her team and stated that it is unacceptable for anyone to feel unheard or disrespected on her show. She emphasized her commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe work environment, particularly as the show prepares to move to the East Coast.

Clarkson pledged to assemble the best and kindest team in the industry and mentioned that leadership training would be provided for senior staff members, including herself.

A spokesperson for NBCUniversal, the entertainment corporation behind the show, issued a statement affirming their dedication to a safe and respectful work environment.

They emphasized that workplace complaints are taken seriously and promptly addressed, contradicting any insinuations suggesting otherwise. The spokesperson stated that “The Kelly Clarkson Show” strives to foster inclusivity, creativity, and a culture of respect.

The Rolling Stone report surfaced shortly after announcing the show’s upcoming relocation from Los Angeles to New York. This move may result in the departure of many staff and crew members who are unwilling to relocate.

The report indicated that employees had been aware of the potential movement for months, with Clarkson expressing her desire to move and the showrunner gauging interest among the staff. However, the confirmation of the move came as a surprise to the employees.

The complaints outlined in the report did not extend to Clarkson herself, with insiders describing her as fantastic and unaware of the staff’s discontent.

Instead, former employees shared their experiences of feeling overworked and underpaid, even crying on the rooftop due to the challenging environment.

One employee specifically criticized executive producer Alex Duda, describing her as a monster known for creating difficult work environments.

Kelly Clarkson’s representatives and the show’s spokesperson rebelled against the allegations, reiterating their commitment to a safe and respectful workplace.

As a result, the show, which has been on the air since 2019 and has received numerous Daytime Emmy Awards, will be relocating to New York City for its fifth season.

Clarkson concluded her response by reaffirming her dedication to creating a safe and healthy environment, expressing her desire for personal and professional growth, and vowing to eradicate any notion of toxicity within the show.

In the meantime, she has upcoming projects, including releasing her album “Chemistry” in June and a series of concerts in Las Vegas.