Comedian Jay Mohr, who was shamed for fat-shaming actor Alyssa Milano to get a laugh, has apologized on his blog, reported the Huffington Post.
“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”
Last month (December), Mohr targetted MIlano in a joke during his podcast “It seems like (Milano) had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a s**t’ … I read it on her gut… Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ,’” he said.
In response, Milano tweeted Mohr 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.”
She accepted Mohr’s apology yesterday, and showed that she has a sense of humor too. “Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx),” Milano tweeted Mohr.
theantiselfie notes that Mohr has acknowledged that his unkind worlds can never be taken back, no matter how sincere his apology. Hopefully, this helps him become a better comedian, and follow Milano’s lead– it’s probably better to make a joke at your own expense, than others, right?
Have you ever made an unkind joke about someone whether publicly or privately? Have you ever been the butt of unkind jokes? How did it feel? Let us know, post a comment!