Stacy London Finds 'Forgiveness' and 'Peace' by Unblocking People Months After Clinton Kelly Calls Her Out
By Tina Smithers Peckham
Stacy London is giving her new year a peaceful start.
The former What Not to Wear host shared her social media epiphany on the art of finding forgiveness via a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday.
“Last night, I was thinking about forgiveness. It’s very easy to say but sometimes not easy to do truthfully,” she wrote.“If you’re like me when I’m hurt I can hold a grudge… Anger is much easier to cope with for me than sadness and pain. Being angry feels pro-active and empowering, like I’m in control of the situation.”
The stylist -- who made headlines when she blocked her 'What Not to Wear' co-star Clinton Kelly on Twitter last fall -- elaborated on her revelation, stating that “blocking people in order to feel some sense of control over other’s actions is a waste of my time.”
“I can’t stop people from the way they behave. I can’t stop them from being angry with me, hurtful to me, or indifferent to me," the 48-year-old TV personality continued. "I can block ex-friends and ex-lovers, people I feel wronged by, but to what end? For the most part, these people aren’t even looking at my accounts in the first place.”
London also said she has every right to delete or block those who are “truly hateful, sexist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, racist.” She said those aren't the people she's referring to, however, but rather anyone she's “had trouble forgiving for one reason or another.”
She concluded by saying, “The problem is the more I hold on to my anger, the more I hurt, not them… Forgiveness is something you give yourself to move on, to find peace, to let go.So I unblocked a bunch of people today. If this resonates, maybe you can too.”
It is still unclear whether or not her former co-host was actually unblocked from London’s social media content. Now a host on The Chew, Kelly has hinted at past tensions on What Not to Wear, which aired on TLC from 2003 to 2013.
“I either adored her or despised her and never anything in between,” Kelly wrote of his relationship with London in his 2017 memoir, I Hate Everyone, Except You. “We spent nearly 60 hours a week in captivity, rarely more than an arm’s length away from each other. Trust me when I tell you that that is just too much time to spend with any other human being you didn’t choose of your own free will.”