KELLY Clarkson has finally responded to claims that her eponymous talk show doesn’t have a healthy work environment.
On Saturday, Kelly addressed her fans on Instagram after reports that the Kelly Clarkson Show has a toxic workplace.
So far, 11 current and former employees of the daytime talk show have claimed they are overworked and underpaid, Rolling Stone reported yesterday.
Additionally, the disgruntled workers admitted their working conditions on the NBC show were “traumatizing to their mental health.”
The unnamed whistleblowers praised the 41-year-old talk show host as “amazing” but criticized the producers as “monsters” who made their life a “living hell”.
The American Idol season 1 winner apparently caught wind of these allegations against her show and took to social media to acknowledge them.
“Finding out that anyone on this show feels unheard or disrespected is unacceptable,” Kelly wrote in the post.
She continued, “The talk show host said she wants to maintain a healthy and safe work environment.
“As we prepare to relocate to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that not only does our team relocate, but that our new team in New York is made up of the best and friendliest in the business.
“Part of this build will include leadership training for all senior staff, including myself.
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“There is always room for growth and to ensure we are the best version of ourselves in every business.
“Especially when it comes to leadership to ensure any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”
The reason of things
Fans praised the pop star for his responsibility in the comments section of their post.
One fan shared, “…sometimes you get things right and people complain.”
“I’m glad you’re making it and I hope everyone learns something here.”
Another added, “I appreciate the fact that you’ve taken note of this and your transparency on how you plan to improve the show going forward!”
“You’re always a class.”
A third fan gushed, “I love how you got straight to the point.”
A fourth commended: “One of the reasons y’all can’t.”
“She hasn’t even victimized herself, but takes responsibility and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty.”
Big changes coming soon
News of behind-the-scenes disagreements on Kelly’s show broke shortly after the TV star announced new changes to the show would soon be made.
The Kelly Clarkson Show is currently filming in Los Angeles but is moving to a new home.
After four seasons, the daytime program travels across the country to New York City.
Kelly had previously filmed a few seasons of her talk show in New York during its premiere weeks before returning to Los Angeles for the remainder of the episodes.
According to Variety, the series will now air full-time on the East Coast.
NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza will be the new studio for the show starting next season.
Fans will have a chance to be part of the live audience when the studio moves into Studio 6A in a few months.
Rather than repurpose an old set, a brand new studio and facility will be built just for Kelly’s show.
As the program expands across the country, that means mom-of-two Kelly is also set to make the big move.
Along with Kelly, whose big move comes a few years after her 200-year split from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, several other key show staffers will also travel to New York.
Alex Duda, the show’s executive producer and showrunner, and musical director Jason Halbert will reportedly be making the switch.
The details of what will happen to the rest of the show’s staff are still being worked out.
As Kelly prepares to move east, she recently had an American Idol reunion on her show with Ryan Seacrest, 48, who just moved back west.