Kelly Clarkson opens about ‘exploitation’ in entertainment industry

Washington: In the light of recent sexual misconduct claims, made against Harvey Weinstein, where a string of actresses have accused the studio mogul of harassment, singer Kelly Clarkson spoke on the exploitation in the entertainment industry.

The ‘Stronger’ singer gave advice to young women and also said that she has never witnessed any harassment in the industry, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“I know it seems like it’s everywhere but it should be! Because it needs to be nowhere,” said Clarkson.

Adding, “I think it’s just one of those things where I honestly was ignorant to the fact of any of that happening. I’ve never witnessed that in my job, fortunately.”

Earlier, fellow singer Lana Del Rey had said that she will no longer sing ‘Cola’ live anymore, as the song had been inspired from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

According to Rey, she had a “Harvey Weinstein type of character” in mind when she wrote her song ‘Cola’ and admitted that she will not be performing it live again following the wide-ranging sexual misconduct claims levelled at the shamed Hollywood producer.

In an interview with MTV, when asked if she would stop performing the song live, to which she said, “Definitely. That would be the only right thing to do.”

Reportedly, Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing his female employees by more than 65 women.

Several Hollywood actresses have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, including Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne.

Weinstein has “denied” any “allegations of non-consensual sex” and said that he is hoping to get a “second chance”. (ANI)