Kelly Clarkson responds to Jakarta smoking mishap

Kelly Clarkson was attacked by an anti-tobacco campaign, after they’ve found her Jakarta concert ads supporting L.A. Lights cigarettes.

She has since responded, taking to her official blog to say this:

So ….my morning began with finding out that I am all over billboards, tv ads, and other media formats along side a tobacco company who unbeknownst to me is sponsoring my Jakarta date on my current tour. I was not made aware of this and am in no way an advocate or an ambassador for youth smoking. I’m not even a smoker, nor have I ever been. Unfortunately, my only option at this point was to cancel the show in order to stop the sponsorship. However, I can’t justify penalizing my fans for someone else’s oversight. This is a lose-lose situation for me and I am not happy about it but the damage has been done and I refuse to cancel on my fans. I think the hardest part of situations like this is getting personally attacked for something I was completely unaware of and being used as some kind of political pawn.

Kelly

Either way, she was screwed, so I can’t blame her for going on with the show. What do you think?

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