According to the Dallas Morning News, Fox has apologized for a cartoon that aired during Fox’s NFL Sunday program on Oct. 11 that mocked Jessica Simpson for her rumored weight gain.
The cartoon features Cowboy’s players Marion Barber and Jason Witten poking fun at Jessica Simpson’s weight. At one point, Cowboy’s coach Wade Phillips asks her former boyfriend, Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo, “Say Tony, is Jessica around? We could use a defensive tackle!”
Fox issued a statement saying, “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.”