Better late than never. Someone must’ve gotten some sense in Jay Mohr because here he is apologizing for those awful remarks he did about Alyssa Milano‘s weight.
As previously reported, Mohr took a jab at Milano’s weight after the two of them attended NASCAR’s event last month. In a radio interview he said “She’s very tiny. In height. It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a s—’ … I read it on her gut.”
Alyssa found out and hit back via Twitter, but in a very classy way. “So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.”
Don’t know if it was because of all the attention his rude remarks got, and all the backlash that followed, but on Friday (Jan. 3rd), the Jerry Maguire actor took to his blog and wrote an apology to Alyssa.
“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,” the comedian wrote.
He continued “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,” he apologized.
Mohr concluded with “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. ”
The apology seems sincere. Hope he learned a lesson. It’s never OK to hurt someone’s feelings and think it would come across as funny.
Milano read his apology and, once again, proved that she is on classy lady. Not only did she accept his apology, but also made a joke.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 3, 2014
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How about Alyssa Milano’s response?
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