Betty on the News: Fox Apologizes to Jessica Simpson for Mocking Her Weight
After airing a skit that repeatedly made fun of Jessica Simpson’s weight, Fox and Burger King publicly apologize.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Burger King and Fox have apologized for an animated NFL Sunday skit that aired on Oct. 11th that included multiple references to Jessica Simpson‘s fluctuating weight.
The cartoon, , features cartoon versions of the Dallas Cowboys saying such gems as, “Man, I still can’t believe Tony [Romo] dated Jessica Simpson, even AFTER she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!” and “Say Tony, is Jessica around? We could use a defensive tackle!”
Here’s a snippet, since the original has since been pulled off of YouTube:
In a statement released to US Magazine, a representative for Burger King said:
“Burger King Corp. did not have any editorial input in the creation of the animation that ran last Sunday, and no one from Burger King Corp. approved it before it aired. Upon reflection, our poor attempt at humor was insensitive and we deeply apologize to anyone who might have been offended.”
Jessica Simpson responded to the statement by posting a message on her Twitter account that read: “i will never understand why people attack for a laugh. own your beauty and don’t listen to the judgement.” (US Magazine)