Earlier today, former American Idol winner and current pop star Kelly Clarkson used the magic Twitter machine to express her support for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.
“I love Ron Paul,” she wrote. “I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”
Now, before a few days ago, this might not have been that big of a deal, because, let’s face it, as off the wall as some of Paul’s ideas strike many people, he is against America’s dumb war on drugs, and he is against America’s countless wars overseas — things millions of voters side with him on.
But recently it surfaced that a newsletter published by Paul for years contained some of the most vile racist, homophobic and anti-semitic sh*t imaginable. So, as you might expect, some of Clarkson’s fans nearly lost their minds on Twitter over her endorsement of a candidate with such a past, a past she was apparently unaware of.
I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.
Yet another example of why celebrities with Twitter is the greatest thing ever.