She continued, "'Unless I'm doing an SNL skit and this is a comedy thing, I'm never going to pull it off.' Even in my thinnest, most fit moment, it's just not my personality to be naked on the front of a magazine….I am totally okay with nudity. I think it's a beautiful thing...but I do have a problem with someone chasing what they think is popular and what's going to get them played [on the radio]."
Now, the American Idol alum handles body-shaming like a pro, shutting it down before anyone even has the chance to try. "I just walk in and I just look at them like, 'I dare you to say something.' I'm happy in my life. I work on me in my time and that's who I am. And that's okay."
"It's up to artists to really push back," she continues. "It's up to people in the limelight to push back and go, 'Look, I'm cool with you not being okay with this. But this is who I am.'"
This isn't the first time Clarkson has been vocal about her image. She explained to Rolling Stone that her song 'Whole Lotta Woman' was inspired by the emphasis on her physical appearance. "But for 15 years of my life, no matter if I'm really thin or really not, [weight was] always a talk of discussion. Even when I was on Idol, it was a discussion. I never really wanted to attract attention, because then you talk about it all the time, instead of [your] music."
"I came with a brain, and I came with drive and passion and sensuality, and these things that are awesome. If you can't handle it, that's totally cool, but you're not tall enough to ride this ride, then move along. It's fine.' We put a fun twist on it."