Kelly Clarkson's Cigarette Sponsorship Controversy

Kelly Clarkson
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Kelly Clarkson has found herself smack-dab in the middle of a big cigarette controversy.

Over in Indonesia, her upcoming concert in Jakarta is being sponsored by a big-time cigarette company. And she was unaware of it. Oops.


She writes on her blog, "So ... my morning began with finding out that I am all over billboards, TV ads, and other media formats alongside a tobacco company who, unbeknownst to me, is sponsoring my Jakarta date on my current tour. I was not made aware of this and am in no way an advocate or an ambassador for youth smoking."

How do you not know who's sponsoring your tour?

Regardless, this puts her in an awkward position. If she cancels, her fans will be pissed. If she goes on with the concert, she's promoting smoking. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place.

She hasn't cancelled yet, saying that the damage has already been done, so it's pointless to cancel on her fans. But she sure is getting attacked for it. Someone's even made a Facebook fan page petitioning for her to drop the endorsement (i.e., cancel the show).

Hmm ... what would I do if I were her? I think her best bet is to just do the show and then donate a heck of a lot of money to an anti-smoking campaign.

What would you do if you were in her situation? Would you cancel the show?

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