If you haven’t heard already, Kelly Clarkson tweeted using a particularly harsh hashtag to describe some of the performers from Sunday’s VMAs ceremony.
Well, lo and behold, she got a fair deal of backlash for it.
Amongst those who took to Twitter to defend the all-grown-up former Disney starlet was entertainment journalist Dominic Riccitello:
I would say “burn”. I don’t expect, however, the three-time Grammy-winner (and recent Grammy-performer) is too bothered by the comment.
In a reply to Riccitello, Miley’s good friend (and one-time rumored boyfriend) Cheyne Thomas decided to take things to a more personal level:
What a mature and appropriate response, right? That escalated quickly. Those tweets have since been deleted.
Riccitello evidently received many an angry tweet after expressing his amusement over Thomas’ tweets. He came back with:
No, Dominic. There’s no double standard here. Neither one is okay - slut-shaming and fat-shaming are equally rude. Didn’t you learn in kindergarten that two wrongs don’t make a right?
For the time being, it looks like Clarkson has elected to be the bigger person here and ignore the insults being thrown her way.