Tamron Hall Says She Has No Beef With Kelly Clarkson

Tamron Hall is denying reports that she “blew a gasket” upon learning Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show was renewed for a second season before hers. Hall “wasn’t mad, per se, that Kelly’s show got picked up for a second season, but she’s apparently frustrated with the direction of her show and afraid of it becoming a failure after walking away from her job at NBC,” the Daily Mail reported Friday, citing a source at Disney. The report goes on to claim Hall is “very controlling in a way that doesn’t foster a healthy environment for the people around her to do the jobs they’ve been hired to do.” The wife and mom took to Instagram to refute these claims, saying that women who speak up are often labeled “difficult.” She also denied holding any ill-will toward her Clarkson, a “fellow Texan.” “It’s ironic that a few days after I said on my show that I’ve seen ‘men storm out of rooms, puffing and huffing, and no one says anything’ while ‘women [who] speak up [are viewed] as difficult’ that someone would leak a false story about me being difficult,” wrote Hall next to a screenshot of the Daily Mail report. “As I said live on my show while defending Gabrielle Union, women are perceived as ‘difficult’ when they speak up. I have never once complained about Kelly’s renewal – I am so happy for my fellow Texan. I’m excited about my show and I can’t wait for season 2!!”