jessicasimpson 290 FOX apologizes for Jessica Simpson cartoonOn this past Sunday’s broadcast of the Cowboys game, FOX ran a cartoon calling Jessica Simpson fat. They have now apologized, though not to Jessica Simpson directly. Video of the cartoon below.

The cartoon featured caricatures of RB Marion Barber and TE Jason Witten having the following exchange:

Barber: I still can’t believe Tony dated Jesscia Simpson, even after she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams.
Witten: Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts

Ouch FOX. We already have size 4 models fired for being “fat,” do we really need to pile on Jessica Simpson?

Burger King was the presenting sponsor of the skit and FOX has issued an apology statement (via the Dallas Morning News) absolving BK of any culpability. “Burger King did not have any editorial input in the
creation of the animation that ran last Sunday, and no one from Burger
King Corp., approved it before it aired. Upon reflection, our poor attempt at humor was insensitive, and we deeply apologize to anyone who might have been offended.”

We love how they apologized to anyone who might have been offended. Like Jessica Simpson? Perhaps you could apologize to her personally?

Carrie Underwood and Candace Crawford better watch their waistlines.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."