Jay Mohr, Alyssa Milano
Jay Mohr is backtracking after comments he made about Alyssa Milano's weight in a radio interview last month caught fire online.
Eight days after Milano called Mohr out for his comments, Mohr responded to both Milano and blogger Perez Hilton and tried to apologize for his remarks. "She's stunning. I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have been taken as a joke. #fail," he tweeted.
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On Friday, Mohr went into further detail in a blog post, in which he apologized for his "improvised" remark that caused "irreparable" damage. "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," Mohr wrote. "She has always been one of the kindest, most caring and beautiful people this town has ever seen."
Mohr also added that he removed the segment that contained the comments in question from his podcast right after. "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," he continued. "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."
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Milano accepted Mohr's apology in a tweet sent late Friday. "Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx). #PassTheCookies," she wrote.
The beef started after Mohr, 43, and Milano, 41, attended a NASCAR event in Las Vegas on Dec. 6 and Mohr later made some less-than-kind remarks about the actress' figure. "She was one of the presenters. ... She's very tiny. In height," Mohr said of Milano, according to the New York Daily News. "It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don't really give a sh--' ... I read it on her gut."
Mohr then referred to Milano as "Melissa" instead of her real name. "'Melissa what's-her-name'" was very nice but didn't look so great," he added. "Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'"
On Christmas Day, Milano shot back at Mohr on Twitter. "So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me," she tweeted at Mohr. "Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife."
Do you think their feud is over? What do you think of Mohr's mea culpa?