Fox anchor Chris Wallace is just another one of those men who doesn't think women deserve any respect whatsoever, but I'm sure he meant this in the "nicest possible way," right?
WALLACE: I saw one the other day. I think it was for Little Caesars. I can't believe it. It was sausage and bacon, and it was deep dish and on the edges of it, like where the crust is, it was ringed in slices of bacon. So I mean --
GALLAGHER: Ooh, that sounds good.
WALLACE: Well it did look good. But it also looked like it would kill you.
GALLAGHER: Listen, don't fat shame me. You do a lot of fat shaming. That's the new phrase now. Fat shaming. Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up.
WALLACE: Really? Do we want to talk about some of your friends?
GALLAGHER: Well, look at me. I got some weight issues. I could take a little bit of weight off.
WALLACE: Well why are you -- Kelly Clarkson's got a lovely voice.
GALLAGHER: She's be-- I love her singing, but man, she's --
WALLACE: She could -- she could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while --
GALLAGHER: Wow, she's --
WALLACE: -- but she's got a great voice.
GALLAGHER: Well she had a baby but man.
WALLACE: Have you looked at yourself in the mirror?
GALLAGHER: I didn't have a baby. It looks like I ate the babies.
Clarkson has a better attitude about comments like this than I do.
When asked about the negativity she’s received regarding her weight, the 32-year-old told DeGeneres she’s been on the receiving end of these comments for years. “I love how people think that’s new — like, ‘Welcome to the past 13 years,’ ” she told the TV host. “Yeah, I was the biggest girl on [American Idol], too. And I wasn’t big, but people would call me big because I was the biggest one on Idol, and I’ve kind of always gotten that.”
But that doesn’t mean the hurtful comments don’t affect the singer — especially if the comments are coming from someone she knows. “Well, it hurts your feelings more if it’s someone else that you like,” she said. “I think what hurts my feelings for people is that I’ll have a meet-and-greet after the show and a girl who’s, like, bigger than me will be in the meet-and-greet and be like, ‘Wow, if they think you’re big, I must be so fat to them.’ ”
Despite people’s negativity, Clarkson’s going to keep on doing whatever she wants, whether that involves working out or enjoying little indulgences every now and then. “It’s like, you’re just who you are. We are who we are. Whatever size, and it doesn’t meant that we’re gonna be that forever,” she said. “That’s the thing. Sometimes we’re more fit. Like especially me, I’m such a creative person that I yo-yo. So sometimes I’m more fit and I get into kickboxing hardcore. And then sometimes I don’t, and I’m like … I’d rather have wine.” So, exactly like the rest of us, then.
At least Greta Van Susteren spoke out about it, which is more than what usually happens when a man on Fox News talks out of his ass.
This ‘guy snickering’ about her weight is obnoxious. He should apologize.
He should, but he won't.