Kelly Clarkson is yet again the victim of ruthless fat-shaming comments, this time courtesy of “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace. During a radio interview on “The Mike Gallagher Show” on April 4,
Wallace dissed the new mother’s weight gain in a mean-spirited ploy for attention.
The host, Mike Gallagher, was the first to bring up Clarkson’s weight after the two began talking about Little Caesar’s pizza and fat shaming. “Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up,” Gallagher began, People magazine reports.
At first, Wallace didn’t really respond. However, he later went on to say of the “American Idol” star: “She could stay off the deep dish pizza for awhile.”
USA Today reports that Wallace and Gallagher have since apologized for their rude remarks Wallace released a public apology stating:
“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 an online apology:
“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.”
Very stupid indeed, Mike. And frankly, we think it’s too little, too late.
Kelly Clarkson — being classy as ever — has not responded to their remarks. She’s known to shrug off these types of comments in the past, even recently when columnist Katie Hopkins tweeted horrible fat-shaming comments, Clarkson didn’t fire back; she simply gave us all a little body-positive bit of advice and moved on with her life. Way to go, Kelly!