The “Stronger” singer recently received a photo of a Star magazine cover that stated that she and her fellow “American Idol” alum were caught up in a “secret feud.” The cover also suggested there was “bad blood” between the two, that they were trashing each other to friends and that “Carrie doesn’t know who she’s messing with” — without any context as to who said it.
So, Clarkson, 36, decided to completely debunk the rumor in true Clarkson fashion — by injecting a little humor into the whole situation and flipping the script on the tabloid.
“Someone just sent me this & I’m like why does she get the good pic & I have the worst expression I’ve ever made w/zero muscles being used in my face ha!” Clarkson tweeted alongside a photo of the cover. “I officially have a feud w/whoever used this pic! At least give me a good pic if y’all are gonna be lying is all I’m sayin.”
For the most part, Clarkson and Underwood, 36, have seemed pretty supportive of one another publicly, despite having similar careers (which may be the reason behind the appeal of printing an article that claims there’s a feud between them).
In September of 2018, Clarkson praised Underwood for being so candid about her experiences with miscarriages.
Clarkson said she emailed Underwood to thank her for her bravery.
“I was emailing her, because I was like, ‘It’s so important that you talk about it,’” Clarkson said of Underwood at the time, tears welling in her eyes. “I know you don’t have to, because it’s a hard thing to do, but it makes women who feel inferior, or feel like something’s wrong with them, it makes them feel comfortable, and [know] that people go through it.”
In April 2018, when a website called The Tylt asked its followers to vote for the “most iconic” Idol winner — Kelly or Carrie — both women shot down the entire thing.
Clarkson tweeted: “I think we’re both winning in life and pretty blessed.”
Underwood retweeted Clarkson and added: “Whatever, girl, I voted for you!” She also said she wishes the media would “celebrate women’s success without pitting them against each other.”