Jessica Simpson: Criticizes skit on weight
Actress Jessica Simpson is once again under fire for her physique. However this time, the finger is not pointed towards any tabloid but National Football League (NFL).
In a new animated short which aired during "FOX NFL Sunday" on October 11, sponsored by Burger King, cartoon versions of Tony Romo's teammates and coach take turns taking shots at the quarterback's ex-girlfriend.
"Man, I still can't believe Tony dated Jessica Simpson, even after she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!" added an animated version of Cowboys running back Marion Barber by referring to offensive lineman Adams, who is 6'7" and 338 pounds.
A caricature of Cowboys tight end Jason Witten then chimes in with another jab at the pop star.
The cartoon character said, "Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts!".
A cartoon of Cowboys coach also jumps in on the act, thereby suggesting that Jessica Simpson could suit up for the team.
A representative for FOX channel has issued an apology on Wednesday over the skit.
It is stated, "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."
On Wednesday evening, Jessica herself chimed in via her Twitter account.
She tweeted, "I will never understand why people attack for a laugh," "own your beauty and don't listen to the judgement."