Jessica Simpson Cartoon Video: FOX and Burger King Apologize
Burger King and the Fox network have apologized for a Jessica Simpson cartoon broadcast on Fox's NFL Sunday program. The Jessica Simpson cartoon, which was sponsored by Burger King, showed cartoon versions of Cowboys players making fun of Jessica Simpson for her weight gain earlier in the year.
In the Jessica Simpson cartoon Burger King ad, an animated version of Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber says, "Man, I still can't believe Tony dated Jessica Simpson, even after she blew up bigger than Flozell Adams!"
Tight end Jason Witten says, "Unlike Tony, at least Jessica comes up big when it counts!"
And a cartoon version of coach Wade Phillips jokes, "Say Tony, is Jessica around? We could use a defensive tackle!"
Fox and Burger King issued an apology for the Jessica Simpson Cartoon:
"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," Fox said in a statement to Us Weekly. "Upon reflection, our poor attempt at humor was insensitive and we deeply apologize to anyone who might have been offended."
The fast-food chain added: "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."