Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul...

By: Joe Thompson

...but not everything about him. At least that's how the story unfolded this morning.

ABC News reports that American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, who has a huge gay following, tweeted this today:

“I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”

WHAT? This is one of those moments where you stop and think, Does she really know who she's talking about in that tweet?

Evidently not, because when faced with a backlash from Twitter followers, Clarkson started beep-beep-beep backing up from her previous post, stating that she'd never heard anything about Paul being racist or anti-gay. Finally, in hopes of calming the storm by apologizing, she left a longer note:

“I am really sorry if I have offended anyone,” she wrote. “Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.”

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