On Friday's episode of the The Mike Gallagher Show, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace commented that Clarkson had "blown up" (in terms of her physique, not her career) and instructed her to "stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while." Wallace has since apologized, but his insensitive remarks are far from an isolated incident.
In the press, female celebrities — particularly those who've recently given birth — get flak far too often for having functional human bodies.
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Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.