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Fox News Anchor Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Comment

Apr 6, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An anchor on Fox News Channel has offered an apology after making a comment about singer Kelly Clarkson’s apparent weight gain.

USA Today reports that Chris Wallace released a statement apologizing for a comment he made in a radio interview on Friday’s “Mike Gallagher Show.” Gallagher has also apologized for his own part in what some observers are calling “fat shaming.”

In his statement, Wallace said: “I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”

Gallagher wrote online: “Tubby Mike is the last person in the world who should bring up anyone’s weight. I couldn’t possibly feel any worse than I do for making an observation that led to the conclusion that I ‘fat-shamed’ this talented and classy entertainer. It was a really stupid thing for me to do.”

Gallagher reportedly said in the interview: “Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? … Holy cow, did she blow up.”

Wallace is quoted saying of Clarkson: “She could stay off the deep-dish pizza for a little while.”

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  1. When I first saw the headline, all I could think of was “which commentator and which offensive statement” were they going to mention? Fox News is FULL of offensive statements; and less full of facts.

  2. Scott, if I were a mindless liberal robot I would have said the same thing as you. Stop “Republican Shaming”. Meanwhile, keep enjoying your CNNonsense.

    • You are a right wing Republican. Please shut up. You right wing nut jobs are disengaged from 90% of the American public. Fortunately most of you Republicans are old and white, and you won’t be around in a few years….That’s bad for your idols the trillionaires and billionaires, but good for the rest of Americans!

  3. Mr. “Wonderful” I don’t watch CNN, I don’t watch MSNBC, and I don’t watch Fox. I watch NEWS. I SEE what is going on around me. I LISTEN to what is said and then watch to see what is really done. I don’t need small minded, hate spewing, fact denying pinheads to tell me what to think, while you just keep on repeating the BS that they have been feeding you. I was NOT Republican shaming (a term you got from Fox News) and I don’t have to. They do it full time on their own.

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