Fact Check: Video Of Kelly Clarkson Promoting Keto Weight-Loss Gummies Is NOT Authentic

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Video Of Kelly Clarkson Promoting Keto Weight-Loss Gummies Is NOT Authentic Edited Audio

Did singer Kelly Clarkson promote ketogenic gummies to lose weight in a Facebook video? No, that's not true: The audio has been edited from a video originally posted on Clarkson's Facebook page. Lead Stories searched and found no evidence that Clarkson has promoted gummies for weight loss.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) where it was published on Sunday, March 31, 2024. On the video, a voice sounding like Clarkson's says:

Hey friends, it's Kelly Clarkson. I'm thrilled to reveal my weight loss secret. I naturally shed 30 in just a month without extreme measures and over 10,000 others have seen incredible results too. Click for the full story and a special discount on this life-changing routine.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Mon Apr 1 17:10:13 2024 UTC)

In the post, the words spoken by the Clarkson-sounding voice are not in synch with the video. The original video used for this claim is here (archived here), posted on October 7, 2023. In that clip, Clarkson is promoting an event she will be attending an event sponsored by Audacy, an app that allows users to listen to radio stations and podcasts. She says nothing about weight loss or gummies. Clarkson's legitimate Facebook page can be found here (archived here)

The audio in altered post does not specify what specific item supposedly made Clarkson "naturally shed 30 in just a month." But a link in the post's caption is from "keto--store.com" (archived here). Keto stands for "ketogenic," a type of diet in which the individual aims to eat foods high in protein and fat while trying to cut out as much sugar as possible. Clicking on that link in the caption leads viewers to a website made to look like a Facebook feed with a post from Clarkson front and center. The URL at the top of this page is not "facebook.com" but "keto--store.com" and users are not able to click on Clarkson's username. The purported post from Clarkson claimed that she lost 78 pounds in two months just taking "ActivBoost ACV Gummies." ACV is not defined in the claim's caption or in the post found on "keto--store.com" caption, but ACV typically stands for apple cider vinegar.

Searching for "ActivBoost ACV Gummies AND Kelly Clarkson" (archived here) on an online news search engine did not yield any results that would corroborate this claim.

In January 2024, Lead Stories debunked a similar claim concerning Clarkson and weight-loss gummies.

We have reached out to Clarkson's team and will update this article if a relevant response is received.

Other Lead Stories articles about weight loss gummies are here.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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