Kelly Clarkson isn’t opposed to a spanking.
“I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into,” she told a Rochester-based radio station last week. “And I don’t mean like hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking.”
“My parents spanked me and I did fine in life and I feel fine about it,” she explained.
While she, personally, sees nothing wrong with a little spank, she’s aware that it’s a belief not shared by everyone.
“So that’s a tricky thing when you’re out in public, ’cause then people are like, you know, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with a spanking,” she said, before adding, “I warn her. I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m gonna spank you on your bottom if you don’t stop right now. Like, this is ridiculous.'”
The pop star, 35, made clear that her Southern upbringing informs her belief about spanking as a form of discipline.
“I’m from the South, y’all, so we get spankings,” she said. “My mom would call the principal if I ever ended up in the principal’s office and give permission for her to spank me … I’m a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it’s fine.”
Clarkson shares daughter River Rose, 3, and son Remington Alexander, 1, with husband Brandon Blackstock. But the “American Idol” winner is done having kids, as she revealed that she got her tubes tied and Blackstock had a vasectomy following Remington’s birth.
Page Six previously reported that the “Love So Soft” singer’s home was burglarized in December while the family wasn’t home, but the crook took refuge in one of her babies’ rooms.
Clarkson’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.
This article originally appeared in Page Six.