The host and namesake of ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ has responded to claims that the show’s work environment is toxic and traumatic by staff, who add they are “underpaid” and “overworked”.
In a Rolling Stone article last week, one current staffer and 10 former staff shared that they hate/hated working on the daytime TV show.
One staff member said it “deteriorated my mental health”. They clarify that they believe Kelly is “fantastic”, has nothing to do with the state of the culture, and their interactions with her have been extremely positive.
Now, Kelly has responded to these claims on Instagram.
“In my 20 years in the entertainment industry, I’ve always led with my heart and what I believed to be right,” Clarkson wrote. “I love my team at ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’, and to find out that anyone is feeling unheard and or disrespected on the show is unacceptable.”
“I have always been, and will continue to be, committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment at ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’.”
“As we prepare for a move to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that not only our team that is moving but also our new team in NY, is comprised of the best and kindest in the business.”
“Part of that build will include leadership training for all of the senior staff, including myself. There is always room to grow and ensure we are all being/becoming the best version of ourselves in any business, especially when it comes to leadership, to ensure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”
‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ is in its fourth season at the moment, and has been renewed through 2025 for an additional two seasons. As mentioned by Kelly, the show just announced that it will now be filming in New York studios, rather than Los Angeles studios.
Workers say they only found out about this move two minutes before a news publication released an article about it.