In response to a scathing exposé from Rolling Stone, 10 former staff and one present staffer accused the present of making a “poisonous work atmosphere.” One of many nameless people mentioned, “I keep in mind going up on the roof of the stage to cry, being like, ‘Oh, my gosh… why am I placing myself by way of this.'” Some staffers additionally claimed there have been two culprits behind the aggravating and “traumatizing” atmosphere, together with the present’s govt producer Alex Duda. “I believe Alex Duda’s a monster. I’ve a buddy who’s an govt producer who warned me about taking this job as a result of apparently, she has accomplished this each present she’s labored on,” a former worker revealed. One other particular person additionally claimed Duda would “yell and curse at them a number of occasions” onstage, ensuing of their psychological well being “deteriorating.”
Regarding the present’s HR division, one former staffer mentioned they did little to reprimand Duda or one other unnamed manufacturing supervisor, who was accused of “cursing” and “elevating his voice” at staff. Regardless of the poisonous work atmosphere accusations, one former worker assured the publication that Kelly Clarkson has “no clue about how sad her employees is” — which was attributed to Duda shielding the singer from the toxicity. “Kelly is improbable. She is an individual who by no means treats anybody with something however dignity and is extremely appreciative,” one particular person mentioned.
And Clarkson’s response seemingly proves this fact, as she took to Instagram to guarantee followers that these revelations are “unacceptable,” and that the employees will endure “management coaching” to “be sure that any notion of toxicity is eradicated.”