Chris Wallace apologized to Kelly Clarkson after fat shaming her. Credit: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic; Cindy Ord/Getty Images (right)

After facing a firestorm of negative backlash, Fox anchor Chris Wallace has issued a public apology to Kelly Clarkson over the offensive fat-shaming comments he made on The Mike Gallagher Show on Friday, April 3. 

"I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment," Wallace told Us Weekly in a statement. "I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her."

Both Wallace and host Gallagher made headlines when they slammed the singer and new mom, 32, over her post-pregnancy shape. 

"Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up," Gallagher said.

Wallace replied, "Really? Do we want to talk about some of your friends? Kelly Clarkson's got a lovely voice. She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while."

This isn't the first time Clarkson has been mocked for her weight. Last month, outspoken Brit Katie Hopkins joked that the American Idol alum looked like she had eaten her backup dancers.