Kelly Clarkson has responded to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson has responded to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace.
Clarkson released a statement on his Instagram page on Saturday. She addressed the allegations after 11 current and former employees complained of being overworked and underpaid on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ and also called their jobs ‘traumatic to their mental health’ in the report. magazine Friday.
In the report, the anonymous employees called Clarkson “fantastic” but said the show producers were “monsters” who made their lives “hell”.
Clarkson said she loves her team.
“Finding out that someone doesn’t feel heard and/or disrespected on this show is unacceptable,” she said in the post. The talk show host said she wants to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.
“As we prepare to move to the East Coast, I am more determined than ever to ensure that not only our team moves, but also that our new team in New York is made up of the best and nicest people in the business.” , she said. “Part of this build will include leadership training for all senior managers, including myself.”
Clarkson said there was “always room to grow” and that she wanted the show to be the “best version of ourselves in any company”.
“Especially in terms of leadership, to make sure that any notion of toxicity is rooted out,” she said.
A spokesperson for NBCUniversal said in a statement that the entertainment company is “committed to a safe and respectful work environment.” The statement said workplace complaints are taken “very seriously and to suggest otherwise is untrue”.
“When issues are reported, they are promptly reviewed, investigated and addressed as appropriate,” the statement said. “‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ strives to create a safe, respectful and equitable workplace that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and creativity.”