Uh-oh! She is going to piss off a lot of people, regardless of what she chooses!
Kelly Clarkson, who has never had a problem speaking out against things she doesn't like, is set to perform in concert in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
However, Indonesia apparently has no laws against advertising tobacco related products commercially, and one of the country's most popular brand of cigarettes, L.A. Lights, is sponsoring the pop star's show - and throwing advertisements up all over the town with her face next to the brand name of the cigarettes!
The singer has now come under fire from various anti-smoking campaigns back in the States!
Matt Myers, President of the Tobacco-Free Kids Campaign, says:
"If Kelly Clarkson goes ahead with the concert, she is by choice being a spokesman for the tobacco industry and helping them to market to children. She has the power now to turn this situation around and to send a clear message to Indonesian young people and, frankly, to the young people of the world."
Given Indonesia's growing problem with tobacco usage in their youth, not to mention in the rest of the world, we have to agree!
By complying to their sponorship, she's advocating and promoting smoking habits! Absolutely disgusting.
Neither Clarkson nor her label have commented or made a statement, but we're sure it's coming!
We hope she makes the right decision.
[Image via AP Images.]
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