Alyssa Milano and Jay Mohr are (kind of) feuding over a couple of fat jokes that the comedian told last month.
The controversy started at a NASCAR event in December when Mohr allegedly said something about Milano’s weight. The comedian was doing a radio interview when he started talking about the actress.
Mohr called Alyssa “tiny” but then said that made a joke about her “not giving a sh*t” about her weight.
Mohr reportedly said: “She was one of the presenters… She’s very tiny … 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.'”
Milano responded to the comments on Twitter with a simple and dignified response.
.@jaymohr37 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 Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 26, 2013
That’s a pretty beautiful response. The actress didn’t get mean or sassy. She simply stated that she was disappointed and moved on.
It looks like Jay is hoping to do the same thing. The story gained traction on the internet today and Mohr eventually realized that a bunch of people were mad at him for calling Alyssa Milano fat. The comedian took responsibility for the joke but insisted that he never meant to insult Milano.
— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) January 2, 2014