The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, is based heavily on Clarkson's own personal experiences. She is credited with the concept and ideas behind it. In the clip, the singer is preparing for her wedding day when she discovers her fiancé has cheated on her with another woman. She flees into the nearby forest in her tattered gown and breaks down, only to get the last laugh later when she refuses to marry her philandering beau. "The whole thing is a metaphor about a broken fairy tale," Clarkson told MTV. "You think everything is going well, and then reality kicks your butt. It's kind of a sad video, but it's going to be my best one. It's real, and that's why people like me."
The video did very well on MTV's TRL
, becoming a regular #1 request. Finally, fifty days later, on August 3, 2005, the video was retired from the Top 10 countdown. Clarkson holds the record for the longest stay by a female at #1 with 33 days, nearly surpassing the record previously set by The Backstreet Boys.
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