Jessica Simpson broke her silence over a mean-spirited cartoon broadcast during Fox's Sunday football coverage in a segment sponsored by Burger King, just hours after the fast foot chain deflected the wrongdoing and Fox apologized Wednesday.
Simpson Tweeted: "i will never understand why people attack for a laugh. own your beauty and don't listen to the judgement" in response to the cartoon that implied that the ex- of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was so heavy, she could actually play for the football team.
The clip featured animated versions of Romo, and Cowboys personnel such as coach Wade Phillips, running back Marion Barber, tight end Jason Witten and burly offensive lineman Flozell Adams.
"Man, I still can’t believe Tony Romo dated Jessica Simpson," the animated Barber said, "even after she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!"
The cartoon Witten then chimed in, "Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts!"
Even the coach got in on the act, asking Romo: "Is Jessica around? We could use a defensive tackle!"
In a statement to RadarOnline.com, issued Wednesday, 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.”
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.”