Jay Mohr Apologizes to Alyssa Milano for Fat Joke Gone “Too Far”: “My Heart is Broken That I Hurt Her”
UPDATE 5:47 PST: All is forgiven in the Milano v. Mohr fat feud as the actress accepted the comedian’s apology with her own sense of humor:
The comedian is offering up a mea culpa after he indirectly — but very publicly — called her fat.
In case you missed his foot-in-mouth moment, the 43-year-old thought he was being funny when he went on the radio and said the Mistresses star is “very tiny — in height — [but] it seems like she had a baby and added, ‘I don’t really give a s***’. I read it on her gut.”
Only now, the joke’s on him after he posted an apology via his blog Friday after tweeting his regrets.
Here’s his heartfelt words that not only “embarrassed” him, but went “too far,” he says:
“Comedians have a hole on their insides that can only be filled by generating constant content that is, many times, improvised in the moment,” Mohr wrote. “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,” he added.
“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.”
For the record, the 41-year-old actress did have a baby two years ago, son Milo Thomas, with her agent hubby David Bugliari, while Mohr has a son, Jackson, with ex-wife Nicole Chamberlain and a daughter, Meredith, with wife, actress Nikki Cox.
And when Milano got wind of what the Suburgatory actor said, she handled the failed attempt at comedy by simply acting like a pro: “So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me,” she tweeted Mohr on Christmas Day. “Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.”