TOXIC FAT SHAMNG BY NEWSMAN, CHRIS WALLACE UNPROFESSIONAL AND UNACCEPTABLE

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 I have always respected  newsman Chris Wallace’s professionalism just as I respected his late father. Mike Wallace who was a journalist for decades at 60 Minutes. So when I heard that  Fox New’s Chris Wallace  onThe Mike Gallagher Show  “fat shamed American Idol singer Kelly Clarkson by saying, “Kelly Clarkson’s got a lovely voice. She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while.” I was appalled.

It didn’t stop there as Mike Gallegher said “Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up,” as both he and Chris joked about Clarkson’s weight.

Mike and Chris need to offer up an apology for their insensitivity. They need to do it ASAP!  How do they know Kelly isn’t  taking some medication that has “blown her up” as they said. How do they know she does not have some type of medical condition or an eating disorder.

One thing we know for sure  is that the woman recently had a baby. Perhaps she is retaining her baby weight. Perhaps she is content with being a mother and wants to focus on her baby and not her calorie count. Perhaps her days are so filled with motherhood and tending to her baby that she doesn’t have time for herself or for a workout. Perhaps she no longer cares about being thin and wants to live her life as she pleases and eat what she wants to eat.

Whatever the case as to Kelly Clarkson”s weight gain men who snicker and make fun of a woman;s weight speaks volumes about them and their toxicity.  It is immature and secxist, not to mention insensitive and hurtful.  For news men and media personalities to cut down someone’s physical appearance is unacceptable.

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When women who are in the public eye gain weight it is a as though they have committed a crime in the eyes of certain people. Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Christina Aquilera,  Kelly Osborne, Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, and countless others have been vilified just for putting on the pounds. It must stop and can no longer be tolerated!

Instead those like Chris Wallace and Mike Gallegher need to be vilified for their hurtful and insensitive comments. They need to be held accountable for their vulgar words and fined, suspended  or be taken off the air for making fun of someone;s physical appearance.

Kelly Clarkson is happily married and a  new happy mother with a gorgeous baby. She has made a lot of money, is a respected singer with a gorgeous voice and seems like a genuinely nice and kind person who hasn’t hurt anyone.

Whether she is thin or has a few pounds on her she is still the same person. Saying something derogatory abut one;s weight is as hurtful as saying something derogatory about one; sex or race, or religious beliefs. It must NOT be tolerated and those who fat shamed must be called on their Toxic Behavior and held accountable.

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