Burger King & Fox Apologize For Mocking Jessica Simpson’s Weight

Oct. 14 2009, Published 11:16 a.m. ET

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Burger King and Fox have apologized for an Oct.. 11 NFL Sunday skit that mocked Jessica Simpson’s weight.

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In a statement to, a rep for Burger King said: “Burger King, Corp. has a long-standing relationship with Fox Sports, as well as an extensive media partnership with the network. The specific content for this sketch involving Jessica Simpson was not developed or aired by BKC or any of its agencies.”

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Fox also released a statement, saying: “Burger King Corp. 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.”

In the minute long clip, an animated version of Dallas Cowboys starter Marion Barber remarks, “Man, I still can’t believe Tony Romo dated Jessica Simpson, even AFTER she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!”


Tight end Jason Witten responds, “Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts!”



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