Kemp happy for Stoke boss Pulis after reaching 40 points mark
Although Pulis was not available to answer for himself, Kemp feels the Potters boss has handled himself well in recent weeks given the criticism and suggestions he would walk away from the club.
"You don't let it affect you. That's the business we are in," said Kemp.
"If you are the manager of a Premier League club in this day and age, when things aren't going very well, you are a target to be hit - a coconut on the coconut shy.
"But by winning these two games it takes him out of that situation, and we can get back to normal.
"The criticism hasn't affected him or anybody else. But that's the life of a football manager, and you just get on with it."