Clarkson - comments on her concert being sponsored/promoted by Djarum LA Lights cigarettes..

April 21, 2010 - In an earlier news brief we reported that Kelly Clarkson is yet to comment on the latest controversy.

On her blog she has now posted the following message:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Jakarta Mishap

So morning began with finding out that I am all over billboards, tv ads, and other media formats along side 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. I'm not even a smoker, nor have I ever been. Unfortunately, my only option at this point was to cancel the show in order to stop the sponsorship. However, I can't justify penalizing my fans for someone else's oversight. This is a lose-lose situation for me and I am not happy about it but the damage has been done and I refuse to cancel on my fans. I think the hardest part of situations like this is getting personally attacked for something I was completely unaware of and being used as some kind of political pawn.

Labels: Jakarta, tour

posted by Kelly @ 10:20 AM

Reference: Kelly Clarkson - blog, 4/21/2010.