Kelly Clarkson angered a nation, or at least the batshit crazy Jane Austen fans part of it — when she had the audacity to buy a piece of Austen’s jewelry at an auction. Wow, what a bitch!!!! Ms. Clarkson won the ring for a staggering $228,000. But now British officials want the piece to stay in their country.
From Digital Spy:
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary hold on the item which will keep it on British soil until September 30. This can be extended to December 30 if a new buyer comes forward and intends to match Clarkson’s winning bid.
Vaizey told BBC News: “Jane Austen’s modest lifestyle and her early death mean that objects associated with her of any kind are extremely rare.
“So I hope that a UK buyer comes forward so this simple but elegant ring can be saved for the nation.”
If the ring fails to find a new buyer, Clarkson will be granted an export licence and have it flown out of the UK.
Then WHY was it even up for auction? And dude, I think the UK will somehow survive without Jane Austen’s ring.
Good luck, Kelly! Too bad this “culture minister” doesn’t love you as much as the producers of American Idol.