Jay Mohr Calls Alyssa Milano Fat: Now Apologizes
Published By: Tara ClemJanuary 4, 2014
Jay Mohr isn’t known for his classy comments, nor is he shy about his jokes and insults. But it seems one of his jokes went a little too far, and involved some harsh comments about actress Alyssa Milano. Jay Mohr hosted the Nascar Sprint Series Cup awards show December 6, 2013, and Alyssa Milano attended. During a recent broadcast of his radio show, Jay Mohr calls Alyssa Milano fat, and discusses the way she looked that night.
Mohr’s commented about her being a presenter at the Nascar event, calling her ‘Melissa’ Milano on a radio show and joked: ‘Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, “Jesus Christ. [She’s] very tiny — in height – [but] it seems like she had a baby and said, “I don’t really give a s**t” – I read it on her gut,’ Mohr said.
41 year old Milano, who gave birth to son Milo in August 2011, responded to Mohr calling her fat via twitter, on Christmas Day.
‘So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife,’ Alyssa tweeted to her 2.6 million followers.
On Thursday, Jay tweeted blogger Perez Hilton and Milano: ‘She’s stunning. I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have been taken as a joke. #fail’
The Emmy-nominated producer then expanded his tweet into a full-blown blog post where he called the mother-of-one ‘a class act’ who’s ‘extraordinarily beautiful.’
‘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,’ Mohr wrote Friday.
‘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.’
He added: ‘I know full well how much words can hurt people, having seen my wife [Nikki Cox] get destroyed by the tabloids, and I am embarrassed that I didn’t think before I spoke.’ Jay Mohr married Nikki Cox and they had a son in 2011.
And although Jay Mohr called Alyssa Milano fat, she took the high road once again, and showed that she has a sense of humor with a tweet back to him, “@jaymohr37 Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx). #PassTheCookies,” she joked.