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Kelly Clarkson: FOX News’ Chris Wallace Apologizes For Fat-Shaming Singer

Mon, April 6, 2015 9:34am EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment

After sparking outrage over his comments about Kelly Clarkson’s weight on a recent radio show, Chris Wallace has finally apologized to the singer for his cruel and unwarranted remarks.

Kelly Clarkson, 32, must feel better now that Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, 67, slammed the singer for her appearance on Friday, April 3, while appearing on The Mike Gallagher Show. When a conversation about pizza was randomly re-directed to a conversation about Kelly’s weight, things took a nasty turn — and now Chris is apologizing for the careless words that caused a controversy.

Chris Wallace Apologized For Fat-Shaming Kelly Clarkson

“I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment,” Chris released in an official statement, reports MSN. “I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”

Chris released this statement on Sunday, April 5 — two days after he made some incredibly rude remarks about Kelly’s weight and appearance.

“She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while,” Chris told Mike Gallagher during a recent radio interview. However, it was Mike, the radio show host, who started the conversation about her weight.

“Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up,” he asked Chris, who originally tried to disagree with him.

What’s even more upsetting is that the conversation was originally a very innocent discussion about pizza that took a drastic left turn at the wrong time.

The good news? Kelly could not be less bothered in being interested in the conversation between Chris and Mike. She hasn’t acknowledged it once, and it’s probably safe to assume she never will. Good for you, Kelly!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What do YOU think about Chris’ apology to Kelly? Should she forgive him? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox