NJ Gov. Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

At the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Jimmy Kimmel suggested Chris Christie misunderstood his state's nickname, saying: "It's not the Olive Garden State."

By Angela Delli Santi
|  Tuesday, May 1, 2012  |  Updated 6:58 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
NJ Gov. Christie Shrugs Off Kimmel's Fat Jokes

Getty Images

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivers remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

advertisement

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says having a sexy television star seated beside him made it easier to absorb the fat jokes Jimmy Kimmel made at his expense during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Christie told reporters Monday that "when you have (Sofia Vergara) next to you to console you, let me tell you, you don't care what the heck Jimmy Kimmel is saying about you."

Vergara stars on the ABC sitcom "Modern Family."

Kimmel made three jokes about the overweight governor during a monologue Saturday night that also cracked on President Barack Obama's thinness. He suggested Christie misunderstood his state's nickname, saying: "It's not the Olive Garden State."

Christie says that when Kimmel started joking about the president's weight, "I figured I was in the zone of danger."
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out