Alyssa Milano gets apology from comedian Jay Mohr after he recommends spanx for her post-baby body

Charmed star Alyssa Milano has accepted an apology from Jay Mohr after exposing him for 'fat-shaming'.


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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The 41-year-old took to Twitter to hit back at comments the comedian made on a radio show, writing:

‘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 had mocked the actress’s weight earlier that week, joking:

'She was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’

“She was one of the presenters,” he said. “She’s very tiny, in height … It seems like she 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.’”

However following the mother-of-one’s tweet, the 43-year-old comedian took to his blog to apologise, writing:

“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.

Alyssa with 2-year-old Milo
Alyssa with 2-year-old Milo

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.

"Knowing that Alyssa heard things that were hurtful from my mouth crushed me"

"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.”

Gracious as ever, Alyssa –mother to two-year-old Milo with agent David Bugliari, accepted the apology, tweeting:

“Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx). #PassTheCookies”

You go girl! #PassTheCookies

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