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Alyssa Milano Speaks Up About Jay Mohr’s Comments

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Alyssa Milano recently took to Twitter to address some comments actor Jay Mohr made about her body, and after some backlash ensued and Mohr apologized, Milano accepted the apology and spoke about the incident in an interview.

Mohr made the comments during a radio interview after the pair attended the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in December, saying she’d forgotten to wear her Spanx.

“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,” Mohr said in a radio interview. “Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’”

Milano addressed the comments on Twitter, 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.” Later, Mohr responded with an apology, calling the actress “stunning”.

“She’s stunning,” Mohr tweeted. “I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have ben taken as a joke. #fail”

Milano accepted the apology, but says she wanted to remind Mohr that his comments were aimed at a human being and they had the power to hurt.

“Well, he made a comment that was not so nice about my weight and I called him out on Twitter about it. I just think he was trying to make a joke and not think about it,” Milano said. “I heard it actually on Christmas Day and it hurt me, I was affected by it and I wanted to remind him that I’m a human being and that this hurts.”

As far as how society treats women about their bodies, Milano says it’s just not fair, especially to a woman who recently had a child.

“I think it’s an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman’s body apart after having a baby,” she said. “I don’t think it’s fair.”

Image via Wikimedia Commons

Alyssa Milano Speaks Up About Jay Mohr’s Comments
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  • I am So Tired of Women

    If you wonder why women never get taken seriously, it is because of stuff like this. One comedian makes one remark about a woman being fat and the world comes to a stop. She is chunky too and looks nothing like she used to. A lot of women in this country are fat as hell. It is the truth. Get over it.

    This brat thinks it isn’t fair? That life is not fair? My God. If you worst problem is someone calling you fat, then really you have no problems at all. Try dealing with cancer, losing a job, supporting a family, fighting in a war, being sent to prison on a false accusation, starving to death, dying of thirst, living in extreme poverty …… now those are problems. Someone calling you fat isn’t a problem.

    God I wish the clueless, self-absorbed, privileged women in this nation would grow up and shut the fuck up. You are fat. Either lose the weight or don’t. Who cares. It is your choice. But please, stop your bitching. It isn’t that important of an issue.

  • Spoiled Woman

    If you wonder why women never get taken seriously, it is because of stuff like this. One comedian makes one remark about a woman being fat and the world comes to a stop. She is chunky too and looks nothing like she used to. A lot of women in this country are fat as hell. It is the truth. Get over it.

    This brat thinks it isn’t fair? That life is not fair? My God. If you worst problem is someone calling you fat, then really you have no problems at all. Try dealing with cancer, losing a job, supporting a family, fighting in a war, being sent to prison on a false accusation, starving to death, dying of thirst, living in extreme poverty …… now those are problems. Someone calling you fat isn’t a problem.

    God I wish the clueless, self-absorbed, privileged women in this nation would grow up and shut the f*** up. You are fat. Either lose the weight or don’t. Who cares. It is your choice. But please, stop your b****ing. It isn’t that important of an issue.

  • Cheri

    He behaved like an ass..the end.