By Alexandra Whittaker
Updated Nov 15, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

Kelly Clarkson is confident, happy, and busy releasing brand-new music, so she doesn't have time for body-shamers. In fact, she doesn't pay negative comments any attention anymore.

The singer told Redbook that she receives comments and scrutiny no matter how she looks, and she's over it.

"That’s already happened to me. They shame you for it. Same thing happened with Miranda Lambert—I had dinner with her and we were talking about that," she said. "She was like, 'Should I gain? Should I lose?' But no one actually cares about your health. They just care about aesthetics."

Kelly Clarkson
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How she looks is less important to Clarkson than how she feels, and that's the way it should stay.

"It’s when I’m fat that I’m happy," she said. "People think, Oh, there’s something wrong with her. She’s putting on weight. I’m like, 'Oh, no! I’m sorry, but that represents happiness in my emotional world.' For me, when I’m skinny is usually when I’m not doing well."

Unfortunately there isn't a way to turn off body-shaming comments (if only!), but Clarkson has the best advice on how not to let it consume you.

"If you gauge your life on what other people think, you’re going to be in a constant state of panic trying to please everyone," she said. "People should just concentrate on their own lives and their own health and their own happiness, and whatever that looks like for you, be happy with it.”

Amen, sister.