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Fox News Anchor Apologizes For Making Fun Of Kelly Clarkson's Weight

Yep, this keeps happening.

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Here we go again. Remember when TV personality Katie Hopkins made fun of everyone's favorite American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, for her weight?

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Katie was all like, "Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers?" and Kelly was like, "Lol who are you?"

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As you can imagine, people aren't too thrilled with the exchange.

Why is Chris Wallace commenting on Kelly Clarkson's body? I thought he was supposed to be a Very Serious Person.

Has Chris Wallace ever asked Karl Rove or Mike Huckabee why they don't "lay off the deep-dish pizza"? http://t.co/53eGMIZvX3

To the surprise of no one, Fox's Chris Wallace proves himself a cretin by fat shaming KellyClarkson. Cuz he's SO hot http://t.co/Wx1eucMc3g

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Yesterday Wallace released an apology to US Weekly, saying:

"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."

Host Mike Gallagher apologized too, and released a statement on his 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. – Mike"

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Kelly hasn't said anything about this controversy but did say a few words about criticism over her weight on Ellen.

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"I think what hurts my feelings for people is I’ll have a meet and greet after a show and a girl that’s like bigger than me will be in the meet and greet will be like, “Oh God," and they’ll say, 'If they think you’re big, then I must be so fat to them.'"

Just keep on being the awesome chick you are, Kelly.

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"I’m such a creative person, 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.'"