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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 9, 2024

Post about singer Kelly Clarkson suing over keto scams is another scam

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  • This post about singer Kelly Clarkson suing over weight loss product scams on Facebook is another weight loss scam.

Kelly Clarkson hasn’t promoted diet products, but her likeness is repeatedly used in connection with supposed silver bullets such as keto and weight loss gummies. Fabricated quotes endorsing them often are attributed to the singer. 

 A May 6 Facebook post claims that Clarkson has had enough. 

"In an interview with People magazine, the singer and daytime talk show host said she will file a lawsuit over Keto ads on Facebook," the post’s caption said  

A link in the post says "Kelly files lawsuit over ketone products" and text over a photo of Clarkson says, "I will sue the Keto Scam." 

But the link  leads to neither an interview nor evidence to support that claim; it leads to yet another keto scam. 

This post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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The Facebook post was shared by an account that changed its name May 6 to "Kelly Law Firm." According to the account’s information page, it’s a "mental health service" that uses photos of Clarkson for its profile pictures.

The post’s link leads to a webpage that looks like a May 9 Facebook post from Clarkson. But it’s not a real Facebook post — and has it has  "" as a URL. The page’s text is identical to others we’ve checked before, and describes Clarkson’s success with a "slimming supplement" while decrying other scams. 

"Due to my huge changes," the page says, "there are many scams selling weight loss products under my name, and many of my fans have been deceived, so I will sue the fraud companies that used my photos to recover the defrauded funds for my fans. If you have been scammed, please leave your name and phone number below my main post. After the funds are recovered, I will have my assistant contact you!"

This statement doesn’t appear on Clarkson’s actual Facebook page, or anywhere credible. 

Melissa Kates, Clarkson’s publicist, didn’t respond to PolitiFact’s questions about the post. But she has told The Associated Press that Clarkson "does not have any affiliation as a spokesperson" for any "weight loss products/programs." 

We found no story on People’s website — or anywhere — in which Clarkson announces a lawsuit against a keto scam, though there are plenty of posts about her weight and that of other celebrities.

We rate claims that Clarkson told People she’s suing over keto scams False.


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