• NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Kelly Clarkson visits "Extra" at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)Source: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra
The singer is used to dealing with strangers making negative comments about her body.
Michaela Morgan

6 Jul 2017 - 12:40 PM  UPDATED 6 Jul 2017 - 2:18 PM

Former American Idol star Kelly Clarkson is being praised as a body-positive hero after she brilliantly hit back at a Twitter troll who criticised her weight. 

The United States celebrated Independence Day this week and the singer took to social media to thank the Americans who have fought for their country. 

While her patriotic tweets attracted hundreds of positive comments like these ones:

One Twitter user thought it was the perfect opportunity to make a completely unrelated comment about Clarkson's body, writing: "You're fat" under her post. 

Without missing a beat, Clarkson tweeted back just four words and a single emoji to the Twitter troll: "...and still fucking awesome".

Clarkson's retort has already received over 25,000 likes on the social media platform and is being praised for her excellent response to the bullying.

The singer is no stranger to dealing with negative comments about her weight. In 2015, she opened up to Ellen DeGeneres after British reality star Katie Hopkins body-shamed her on Twitter. 

"I love how people think that's new – like, 'Welcome to the past 13 years,'" she said.

"Yeah, I was the biggest girl on [American Idol] too. And I wasn't big, but people would call me big because I was the biggest one on Idol, and I've kind of always gotten that. … It's like, you're just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn't mean that we're gonna be that forever."

"That's the thing. Sometimes we're more fit. Like especially me, I'm such a creative person that I yo-yo," she continued.

"So, sometimes I'm more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don't, and I'm like, … I'd rather have wine."

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