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Alyssa Milano gets apology from Jay Mohr over 'fat-shame' #fail

01/03/2014 by Corinne Heller

Jay Mohr has apologized to Alyssa Milano after "fat-shaming" the pint-sized actress, or mocking her over her weight, in public.

The 43-year-old actor and comedian," known for roles on shows such as "Suburgatory" and the movie "Jerry Maguire," made his initial comments in a radio interview after hosting the NASCAR Spirit Cup Series award ceremony in Las Vegas on Dec. 6, the New York Daily News reported.

Milano, a 41-year-old married mother of a 2-year-old son, presented race car Jimmie Johnson with an award and also walked the red carpet in a red dress.

"She's very tiny. In height," Mohr said, according to the newspaper. "It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don't really give a [expletive] ... I read it on her gut. Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'"

Milano, who rose to fame with "Who's The Boss" and later starred in "Charmed," fired back on Christmas Day, saying in a tweet: ".@jaymohr37 So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife."

Mohr said on Twitter on Jan. 2: "She's stunning. I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have ben taken as a joke. #fail."

He also issued an apology in a message posted on his website on Friday, Jan. 3. He said his remarks about Milano were made "in an improvisational moment" and in jest, adding that Milano was "beautiful" and "the size of a thimble."

"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," Mohr said in his message. "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," he said.

Milano responded to Mohr on Twitter.

".@jaymohr37 Thank you. Apology accepted," she said, adding: "(She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx). #PassTheCookies."

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