Last week, Chis Wallace came under fire for his remarks about Kelly Clarkson on "The Mike Gallagher Show" which included "She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while." Even Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren criticized Wallace following the appearance, writing on her blog: “This ‘guy snickering’ about her weight is obnoxious. He should apologize.”
And that's precisely what Wallace did. The Fox News host issued this statement to Mediaite on Sunday:
“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.”
Mike Gallagher, you may also recall, didn't walk away from the interview looking like a hero either. In the original interview, Gallagher commented: "Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up!" He, of course, was not referring to the uptick in her popularity here.
Gallagher's apology for "fat-shaming" (which he claims was not his intention) came Saturday on his official 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."
You can listen to the full interview below: