Child Abuse Claims: Is Kelly Clarkson A Bad Mom After Feeding Baby With Nutella?

By Claire Parker, Parent Herald April 17, 06:19 am

"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson received backlash from different people online after she posted a video of her daughter eating a piece of bread with the popular choco-hazelnut spread Nutella. Many pointed out the amount of sugar one tablespoon of the chocolatey spread has and they accused the singer of child abuse for giving her daughter such snack.

Clarkson's daughter, two-year-old River, looked like she enjoyed the choco-hazelnut spread because it was the first time Clarkson let her have it. Even though others thought the video was adorable, others gave their two cents by saying Nutella is bad for the health and it gives people cancer. Another commenter even wrote that Nutella is packed with different kinds of sugar.

"Giving food like this to a child is child abuse," a commenter said, Glamour revealed. One more social media user said Clarkson should stop making her daughter as fat as her.

Many parents, however, defended Clarkson after receiving those negative criticisms. Some said Nutella toast is the bomb and their kids also loved it, while another Instagram user admitted to giving her baby Nutella when she was only six months old and her child is perfectly fine now.

One user who criticized Clarkson for giving such food to her baby also defended herself. She said that a tablespoon of Nutella contains 11.5 grams of sugar. She went on to explain that such amount of sugar is intended for adults with a 2,000-calorie diet, Daily Mirror reported.

Last year, a photo showing what a jar of Nutella contains shocked many due to its sugar content. Huffington Post said that there are 57 teaspoons of sugar per jar of the much-loved chocolate spreads. Nutella countered the findings and said that the recommended portion size is 15 grams, which has 81 calories and contains only 8.5 grams of sugar.

A spokesperson for Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, pointed out that all the information regarding the sugar content of per jar is listed on the pack. They also underscored the fact that the product is intended for adults and not for children.

Do you think Kelly Clarkson is a bad mom for giving her daughter a Nutella snack? Share your thoughts below. 

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