This Clip Is Why Some Are Accusing Kelly Clarkson Of Child Abuse (Video)

This Clip Is Why Some Are Accusing Kelly Clarkson Of Child Abuse (Video)

Many condemned singer Kelly Clarkson for feeding her 2-year-old daughter Nutella, with some going as far as to call her abusive (video below).

On April 8, Clarkson, 34, uploaded a video onto Instagram of her daughter, River Rose, tasting the sugar-rich treat for the first time.

“River, do you like Nutella?” Clarkson asks the little girl.

Some Accuse Kelly Clarkson Of Child Abuse Over Nutella (Video)

Some Accuse Kelly Clarkson Of Child Abuse Over Nutella (Video)

“Yeah,” the toddler joyfully responds, before breaking out into a happy dance.

Many social media users replied far less enthusiastically.

“Nutella is PACKED with sugars,” wrote one person. “Don’t make your kids blow up.”

“Nutella is hella bad for you,” added another.

One person called Clarkson’s video an example of “child abuse.”

“Giving food like this to a child is child abuse,” the commenter said, while another person said Nutella was “confirmed to give cancer.”

Such claims likely stem from highly debated 2016 articles arguing the palm oil in Nutella may be carcinogenic if heated above 392 Fahrenheit, reports Quartz.

While the European Food Safety Authority is investigating these risk further, it did not advise consumers to stop eating foods containing the oil.

“There is absolutely zero substantial evidence to suggest that Nutella increases cancer risk,” said Jaclyn London, a registered dietitian, who is the nutrition director at the Good Housekeeping Institute. “No single food product can increase your risk of chronic disease in isolation!”

London praised Clarkson for uploading the video.

“Enjoying indulgent foods together with family can be a part of a healthy diet and long-term relationship with food,” London says. “I love that Kelly shared this very fun and sweet moment.”

London is not the only one defending Clarkson.

Many accuse critics of “mommy-shaming.”

“Everyone should love this adorable video,” wrote Caroline Picard in an opinion piece for Good Housekeeping. “Mom shamers, get off your (extremely) high horses.”

“How is feeding Nutella to your own child child abuse,” agreed an Instagram user.

“I think that it is fine to give her Nutella but just not in large quantities and in the video there wasn’t really much on the toast,” the commenter added. “Just let her be a mother who is trying to raise her daughter.”

“Some people need to get a life. It’s freaking Nutella, not rat poison,” said another person. “If you genuinely think giving your child Nutella is child abuse, then you must have a super warped idea of what true abuse really is. God forbid a parent give their child a little sugar! What do you think is in all candy that will be in your kids Easter basket on Sunday???”

Sources: Kelly Clarkson/Instagram, Quartz, Good Housekeeping / Photo credit: Kelly Clarkson/Facebook


2 thoughts on “This Clip Is Why Some Are Accusing Kelly Clarkson Of Child Abuse (Video)

  1. Omfg, people who are you to judge what she is giving her child to to try to eat. This is not child abuse. Atleast she takes care of her child. Try taking care of your own house family before jumping on others. There are so many people out there beating and starving there kids and elderly. We need to worry about them not the ones that are fine. If there was something proven wrong with that product it would be pulled off the shelves. I don’t eat it but my family does and I don’t judge but it’s no different than people who eat fast food and candy and soda everyday. It’s needs to be portioned.

  2. Amen to that, people should look into the mirror and see there reflection first, before condemning someone for properly raising there kids. There is so much actual abuse that is sweep under the rug, just because she’s a celebrity people judge her. Get a life!!

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