Kelly Clarkson is not a fan of being kissed on the face and she wants everyone to know it, so that she can avoid any awkward smooches in the future.
The Since U Been Gone singer shared her dislike of the tradition on her official Twitter account on Wednesday to warn people off puckering up when they greet her.
“Spread the word,” she began before explicitly pointing out that she doesn’t like it when fans or new acquaintances plant one on her.
“Male or female.I ain’t European y’all. I didn’t grow up doing that. I don’t like it.
“I don’t know where Ur mouth has been but I know where it’s not gonna end up, & that’s anywhere on my face. #MyPSAForTheDay,” the 37-year-old concluded.
Later, a fan replied to the tweet asking whether the former American Idol winner enjoyed any sort of embrace, to which she responded: “I love a hug! I just don’t like when people greet me with their lips on my face.
Spread the word.I don’t like being kissed on my face when U meet me.Ever.Male or female.I ain’t European y’all.I didn’t grow up doing that.I don’t like it.I don’t know where Ur mouth has been but I know where it’s not gonna end up,&that’s anywhere on my face. #MyPSAForTheDay 💁🏼♀️— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) September 18, 2019
“Not mad at it,” she elaborated. “Totally get that others are cool with this BUT I am not one of those people handshakes, cool. High-fives, cool. Fist bumps, cool. Kissing, not cool.”
Clarkson’s comments had mixed reactions online. Some agreed with her stance on the gesture, writing: “That’s just gross. I can see my family doing that, but a stranger....no thanks. I’m sorry people feel like they can do that to you.”
“WORD! This day and age, when you can get any amount of ridiculous viruses and diseases, PA-LEASE keep yo lips to yo self,” another tweeted.
A third joked: “Someone really planted their crusty lips on my queen?”
Elsewhere, fans assured Clarkson that “not all Europeans do that” and urged the Breakaway hitmaker to stop generalising.
“Wow way to slam Europeans. We get it no kisses but wow,” one wrote while another replied: “What I don't like is when Americans think all Europe is the same and not different countries.
“Not in every European country kisses to say hello are common. In Northern or Eastern Europe that's quite uncommon”