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Burger King to J-Hud:

Free Burgers for Life!

3/12/2007 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Burger King has awarded Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson an all-you-can-eat pass for their fast food restaurants... for life! Have it your way... forever!

Jennifer Hudson
Hudson reacted to Simon Cowell's criticism of her for not thanking "American Idol" in her Oscar speech. She reportedly snapped back, "If I'd been any better at my job when I was at Burger King in my middle teens, I wouldn't be here either, so should I thank them, too?" Hudson worked at the BK on East 87th and State Street in Chicago. Burger King was her first job at age 16, where she worked with her sister, who claims she sang while working the drive-thru and flipping burgers.

In an exclusive statement to TMZ, Burger King responded to Hudson's beef, assuring her that no thanks is necessary, and awarded her with BK for life:

"...In response to Jennifer's recent comments in which she asked if she should be thanking Burger King, we say thanks, but no thanks are necessary. Burger King Corporation is proud of Jennifer's success and while we never like to lose employees, in this case, our loss is the entertainment industry's gain ... To further show our support for Jennifer, and make sure she never has to sing for her supper again, Burger King Corporation is giving her a pre-paid BK Crown Card that will be automatically reloaded for life."

Looks like a whopper of a win for Jennifer.

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136.

Disgusted by #2's comment    

Somehow I think that her job at Burger King didn't quite get her the Dreamgirls audition. Not such a smart statement coming from her... it will be hard for her to work again if people think she has become a diva so quickly.

And I totally agree with the person who said that BK should donate free food to people who can't afford it. I couldn't care less if JH doesn't need the extra fat. She can afford their burgers. Give them to people who can't.

2726 days ago
137.

Jen    

Just because BK gave her a lifetime card does not mean that she is only going to eat there. Gimme a break, it seems that most of these posts are out of sheer jealousy. BK just saw a way for free publicity also. As for the references to her weight that is just absolutely awful. She is beautiful and talented. I am glad that those who made those remarks were not the oscars voters, those voters saw her and her talent not her weight!!

2726 days ago
138.

KEDRIA    

IT'S GREAT THAT BURGER KING DONE THAT FOR HER, BUT SHE BETTER WATCH
OUT, BECAUSE IF SHE KEEP HAVING THAT FUCK UP DIVA ATTITUDE, SHE WILL BE BACK WORKING THERE REAL SOON

2726 days ago
139.

robbie    

allright! lets make the rich ones richer and the fat ones fatter.... some needy people could really use those meals instead of Mrs Hudson... I really like her voice but her Diva attitude is not cool at all.... all i have to say is remember where you camo from and be humble , things go away pretty easy ,the same way they come around....

2726 days ago
140.

GJordan    

All I can say is the internet has allowed folks to show their ugly side anonymously. It just goes to show you that the world hasn't come as far as people thought in terms of racism and hate.

2726 days ago
141.

baby love    

she has a messed up attitude the same way she went up fast she could fall down fast even harder. watch yourself big girl.

2726 days ago
142.

just me    

This is the beginning of the end for Jeniffer Hudson, i too thought she was very arrogant in my opinion.
But it just goes to show she is a very uneducated person and doesn't realize that the entertainment industry will make her fall on her a$$ just as fast as she got her fame.
The girl has no carissma.

2726 days ago
143.

gitalife    

You people need leave Ms, Hudson alone. Stop judging people based on sound bytes and
edit cuts. She's talented with or without her Oscar win. If she never makes another film again,
she still would have accomplished more than most of you. Dreams come true for those who
strive to make them come true. She's earned her new found success, something you losers
(and you know who you are) will never achieve.

2726 days ago
144.

gitalife    

...at this this point she owes nothing to Idol, she's thanked them enough, I heard her.
Simon is a promoter, he's pissed because she didn't give him and his show props on Oscar
night. He's an idiot plain and simple, Idol didn't give her the ability to sing.

she thanked AI enough.

2726 days ago
145.

Millie    

Jennifer Hudson does not need to have free BK for life.. Are you kidding me? That girl needs to LOSE weight, not gain. BK should of offered that to a charity for the homeless and/or hungry in her name. That's crazy.. the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. Sad, Sad, Sad!

2726 days ago
146.

shadowx    

hmmmmm...... I seem to remember a few years back when Jennifer was on AI and going to the FOX website to read the forums. A lot of people at that time didn't like JH, they said, because she wasn't humble enough. A lot of speculation went on about Paula being drunk, too.

Amazing how the TRUTH comes out eventually, huh?

(P.S.- people on the board also felt that the voting was rigged)

2726 days ago
147.

Loving Mom too    

Anyone ever notice that as soon as you eat a Whopper you instantly have to poop?

2725 days ago
148.

yoanna    

#1. with the money she's making, she doesn't need free food, stupid ass burger king.
#2. the girl is big enough. don't offer anymore food, you ass kissers.

2725 days ago
149.

BERNICE COVINGTON    

JENNIFER HUDSON WAS KICKED OFF OF AMERICAN IDOL WITHOUT ANY OF THE FRINGE BENEFITS THAT OTHERS WERE AFFORDED (RECORD DEAL, ETC.). AND SIMON, WHO IN THE HELL IS HE TO JUDGE ANYBODY? I'M SURE HE CAN'T SING HIS ASS OUT OF A WET PAPER BAG! JENNIFER DID NOT GIVE UP AND GUESS WHAT? SHE LANDED THE ROLE OF EFFIE IN DREAMGIRLS AFTER BEATING OUT 782 OTHER COMPETITORS. THEY DIDN'T JUST GIVE HER THAT ROLE. SHE EARNED IT AND SHE DESERVED IT. GIVE HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE. EVERYTIME I'VE SEEN HER SHE'S HAPPY, APPRECIATIVE, GIVING THANKS AND EVEN IN TEARS! F - - - OFF!!!

2725 days ago
150.

Kendra    

i dont get why everyone is so upset with this?? she got a free pass for life big deal if you're saying she's gonna get fat, well that's her problem but at least she's not bulimic like a lot of other celebrities. She may be overweight but most of the United States is over weight. people should just lay off her and be happy, if this was you would you really want other people saying this stuff about you. for all you know she may have given the card away or is working something out with BK. she's not all that bad. big deal she's famous start bitching at something that actually matters in life and effectes you.

2725 days ago
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