Jay Mohr Apologizes To Alyssa Milano For “Fat Shaming,” Actress Responds

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Jay Mohr is apologizing to Alyssa Milano for taking a jab at her weight last month.

After the two attended the the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards gala in Las Vegas on December 6, Mohr said of Milano in a radio interview, “She’s very tiny, in height… It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a sh*t’…I read it on her gut.”

Mohr added, “Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.'”

Milano was hurt by his remarks, but responded to the comedian in a dignified manner.

The “Mistresses” star tweeted at him, “So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife [Nikki Cox].”

On Friday, Mohr formally apologized to Milano on his blog, writing, “I had thought (incorrectly) in an improvisational moment, that the incongruousness of my statements, when held up to the light of how beautiful Alyssa Milano is, would have been funny given that she is the size of a thimble. It wasn’t funny.”

The Jerry Maguire actor continued, “Knowing that Alyssa, as well as her family, friends, fans, and especially her husband [agent David Bugliari], heard things that were hurtful from my mouth crushed me. She has always been one of the kindest, most caring and beautiful people this town has ever seen.”

Milano accepted his apology — and even made a joke.

She tweeted at him, “Thank you. Apology accepted,” adding, “(She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx) #PasstheCookies.”

Check out Mohr’s full apology below, and tell us what you think.

Comedians have a hole on their insides that can only be filled by generating constant content that is, many times, improvised in the moment. Unfortunately, in rare instances, it causes irreparable harm. I had thought (incorrectly) in an improvisational moment, that the incongruousness of my statements, when held up to the light of how beautiful Alyssa Milano is, would have been funny given that she is the size of a thimble. It wasn’t funny. Knowing that Alyssa, as well as her family, friends, fans, and especially her husband, heard things that were hurtful from my mouth crushed me. She has always been one of the kindest, most caring and beautiful people this town has ever seen. I will not make excuses for what I said. Although I immediately removed that segment from my podcast, it still doesn’t change the results. I know full well how much words can hurt people, having seen my wife get destroyed by the tabloids, and I am embarrassed that I didn’t think before I spoke. Alyssa is an extraordinarily beautiful person—both inside and out. Alyssa is a mother, a wife, an actress, and a class act that should always be celebrated. Sometimes comedians go too far. I went too far. I cannot change what I said, but I can assure you that my heart is broken that I hurt her. I am very sorry. With the utmost sincerity, Jay Mohr

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