Kelly Clarkson addresses her critics in a ''sarcastic and funny'' way to show she isn't hurt by them.

The 'Second Hand Heart' hitmaker - who has River Rose, three, and 18-month-old Remington Alexander, with her husband Brandon Blackstock - doesn't want to let her haters get to her and tries to be ''lighthearted'' about it.

She said: ''I address the situation, but not in a bitter, 'I'm angry about it' way but in a sarcastic, funny attitude kind of way. I always like to do it and be lighthearted about it. Because at the end of the day, I think a lot of us take each other too seriously on a lot of things. And it's not that serious. I'm just living my life. You're living your life. Why are you worried about it? I would never obsess over somebody else's life like people obsess over mine. I don't have the time. I have four children.''

And the 35-year-old singer thinks people find it a ''little disarming'' that she is so ''self-depreciating''.

She added to the Huffington Post newspaper: ''If I have that spotlight and I have to be that person, it's like, 'Oh well, I have fun with it.' I try to keep it lighthearted. I'm never mean. I love being self-deprecating.

''I think that's a little disarming. Maybe it'll change some people and how they attack people online, safely behind their computers. I don't know, maybe it's how I grew up, and that's helped with my personality. Stuff like that never gets to me. Like, it's never gotten to me. My friends from childhood that are still my friends now will tell you this.''