It seems like lately, people can’t think of anything better to talk about than Kelly Clarkson‘s weight. If it’s not anonymous commenters or cowardly internet pundits, it’s Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace and radio DJ Mike Gallagher. During an interview on The Mike Gallagher Show on Friday, the pair talked shit about Kelly being fat and remarked that she needs to “lay off the deep dish pizza” and a bunch of other rude ass bullshit. Because, you know, I’m sure Kelly has a ton of time with an infant daughter and being an international singing star to be chowing down (and as if it’d have ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM if she did).
Apparently the backlash was just a bit too much for these big hard men to withstand, and both Wallace and Gallagher have now issued apologies for their fat shaming comments.
“I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment,” Wallace told Us Weekly in a statement. “I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”
As for Gallagher, he shared his “remorse” via his website:
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.
Nothing like a bunch of crotchety old conservative white dudes talking shit on women and then issuing half-assed apologies to save what little face they actually had in the first place. I don’t know who this apology will mean less to, Kelly, the general public, or Wallace and Gallagher themselves. It’s a toss-up. Next time, maybe they can think before they speak (though frankly, I’d rather they not speak at all).