Kelly Clarkson, host of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” has responded to allegations that her daytime talk show is a “toxic” workplace. In a Rolling Stone report published on Friday, 11 current and former employees accused the show’s producers of overworking and underpaying them, as well as making their lives “hell.”
While the employees praised Clarkson herself, they described the show’s producers as “monsters.” The report was based on anonymous sources.
On Saturday, Clarkson took to Instagram to address the accusations and to promise a safe and healthy work environment for her team. “To find out that anyone is feeling unheard and or disrespected on this show is unacceptable,” she wrote in her post.
“As we prepare for a move to the East Coast, I am more committed than ever to ensuring that not only our team is moving, but also our new team in NY is comprised of the best and kindest in the business,” Clarkson added. She also said that she and her senior staff would be receiving leadership training to ensure that “any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”
An NBCUniversal spokesperson also issued a statement, saying that the entertainment corporation is “committed to a safe and respectful work environment.” The statement added that complaints are taken seriously and that the company investigates and acts upon issues as appropriate.
Clarkson ended her post by saying that she wants “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to be the “best version of ourselves in any business,” and that there is “always room to grow.”