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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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16.

Angela    

Be careful Jennifer, Burger King is not your friend. Your big ass his going to get bigger eating free at Burger King. Gve that card to someone who needs it like that one Olsen twin, she could used a fat-full meal or two.

2692 days ago
17.

St    

I can't believe how rude you people are!!!! You all are very judgemental of how she looks. Yes, she is a little overweight, but she should not be judged. Besides she doesnt owe American Idol anything...she didnt win...she was voted off. Yes she could be thankful for them to allow her opportunity, but she doesnt owe them anything. I think Beyonce is more stuck up than anyone and her head as gotten bigger since she first started!

2692 days ago
18.

Inkieta    

BAD IDEA!

2692 days ago
19.

jenn    

good maybe she will get fatter faster and then her 15min will be up.

2692 days ago
20.

lynnzie    

Yeah, like girlfriend really NEEDS any sort of fast food for free. WTF? I am so sick of this overblown egomaniac. She better enjoy her "fame" now for soon she'll be lucky to get a gig on Celebrity Fit Club.

2692 days ago
21.

laughing    

yall white people make me laugh yall just want everyone to have no ass and be anorexic. having meat means that you are healthy. jennifer hudson is a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice, yall are annoying with hating.
Stop being so envious

2692 days ago
22.

dimples    

When Kelly Clarkson did not thank AI on any award shows and refused to let them use her songs for the show. I did 'nt see any comments at that time. It is a new flavor in town!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone can make all of the negative comments. Whether Jennifer goes up or down GOD and nobody but GOD has her life in his hands and it is nothing no one can do about that.

2692 days ago
23.

My Two Cents    

What an attitude!!!!!!!! Can her head get any bigger????

2692 days ago
24.

buck    

Wow! I think her head is about the same size as The Kings!!! That is why they gave that pass to her. What a arrogant Bia!!!! I thought she had a attitude when she was on idol. i guess that i was right. She owes everything to them. again, what a Bia!!!!!

2692 days ago
25.

PerezSux    

#11...She's a size 12 in her DREAMS. And just because most people are fat doesn't make it "normal," or healthy. Just shows you that the "average" (fat) person is ignorant about his/her health and well being. Fat people are flaunting their self-loathing and taking up too much space!

2692 days ago
26.

knobbie    

You eat that cholesterol ridden, over processed garbage more than once a week your life be over in a few years..LOL

2692 days ago
27.

Cara    

Great. How about giving that card to a homeless person somewhere instead of someone who can afford to buy their own food?

2692 days ago
28.

judy    

If BK wanted some good PR, which is obviously why they did this, why not give the money / free burgers to someone who really needs it!

2692 days ago
29.

the gap    

#5 & #11--dead on. If she's a 12, I'm a 2. (and I'm not!)

BK wasted a great PR opp to give to charity in her name--she doesn't need charity any more--or fast food for that matter. And she is quite full of herself. If not for AI, she may have never been discovered--like so many other artists with no representation. But Kelly Clarkson didn't thank them either when she won her Grammy. The Dreamgirls role was so close to home for Jennifer, it wasn't much of an acting stretch so she was able to do a good job. Let's see her acting chops when she doens't play a singer. Can you say F. Abraham Murray? Marissa Tomei? Cuba Gooding? Gwyneth Paltrow? Jennifer will be one of those guys--Oscar winner/career tanks. She'll need that BK card then!

2692 days ago
30.

wasabi joe    

why do black chicks think being thirty pounds overweight is healthy? for every disorder they have they try to spin it like its something beautiful. its like a biopolar person bragging about having so many friends. Hudson's about a jr. whopper away from competing with aretha franklin for most chins, good luck jenn

2692 days ago
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