And in this case, the “Mr. Know It All” is Fox News host Chris Wallace.
When Wallace was on the nationally-syndicated The Mike Gallagher Show radio program on Friday (April 3), he and Gallagher had an entire conversation about fat-shaming and about Clarkson’s weight.
The final blow? Wallace saying, “She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while.”
To me, that is an unforgivable remark. I would never get over that. (I might, as Garth Brooks once suggested, bury the hatchet — but leave the handle sticking out.)
Wallace has since apologized.
“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,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly, although it’s hard to know how sincere that apology was since he was strong-armed into it after some social media backlash.
Leave it to classy Carrie Underwood to keep the focus where it belongs — on Clarkson’s love of the music future American Idol contestants will make.
“Great to see @kelly_clarkson encouraging and passing some good words of wisdom on to these @AmericanIdol contestants! Hope they listen up,” Underwood earlier tweeted last week.