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Kelly Clarkson Loses Some Fans Over Her Endorsement of Ron Paul


Sara Spafford Freeman, a 33-year-old communications consultant, has been a Kelly Clarkson fan since the singer’s "American Idol" days. But after she saw Clarkson’s Twitter endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Spafford Freeman decided she could no longer endorse Clarkson.

“I used to like Kelly Clarkson. But I can't like anyone who is either ignorant enough or arrogant enough to endorse a candidate like Ron Paul,” Spafford Freeman told Fox411 on Thursday from her home in Minnesota. “I have listened to ‘Since You've Been Gone’ for the last time.”

Spafford Freeman’s comments are just part of the pushback the platinum-selling superstar and inaugural "American Idol" winner has been getting since she announced her support of Paul Wednesday night.

"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 won't." 

Many of Clarkson’s Twitter followers immediately demanded that she retract her statement, but so far she’s refused.

Among Clarkson’s critics on Twitter was user @kat_george, who tweeted:

Ew just found out Kelly Clarkson luvs Ron Paul lyk, 4eva and stuff. Soz Kelly, not your fan anymore.

And there was this one from @waflanagan:

Oh Jebus Kelly Clarkson is a Ron Paul fan. My love for you has taken a severe hit, Kelly...
Paul, who like Clarkson hails from Texas, has been roundly criticized over the last few weeks for having published a series of newsletters in the 1980s and ’90s that included racist and homophobic remarks. The newsletters’ content was revealed when Paul ran for president in 2008, but they got less attention because the congressman was never a front-running candidate.

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Comment by Larken Rose
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This is not reporting. This is propaganda, plain and simple. This is FoxNews intentionally sending out the message, "If you support Ron Paul, you will be hated and shunned!" Public condemnation and ostracizing is a very powerful tool for controlling what people say, and even what they think. I hope Ms. Clarkson has the spine to not cave in.

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