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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.

  4. All news outlets are reporting what individual politicians think about the Senate Bill but none of them are presenting just what is actually IN the bill and what is NOT in the bill. Nor do they report specifically how the bills now being proposed differ from the ACA. Could you be more specific? Thanks.
    David Anderson
    Charlotte, NC
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