Singer Kelly Clarkson has denied she
endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul for president.
Twitter followers of Clarkson blasted
her in December for tweeting support for the GOP presidential
The 29-year-old Clarkson explained what
happened to Rolling Stone, POLITICO.com
“I'm hanging out with my brother and
my little niece, playing Barbies, and Ron Paul comes on TV. He
doesn't BS around anything,” she said. “I was like, 'This dude
is refreshing.' All I did was tweet what I thought, and people went
crazy! All of a sudden people were like, 'You hate gay people' –
what? I didn't even endorse him! All I said was that I liked him.
I voted for Barack, so it's not even like I'm a hardcore Republican.”
However, Clarkson did say in her
message that Paul had her vote.
“I love Ron Paul,” Clarkson
tweeted. “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
At the time, Paul was fending off
allegations of publishing a
series of racist and homophobic newsletters in the 1980s and 90s.
Clarkson insists she'd acknowledge being gay, if she were.)