Jay Mohr Grovels for Alyssa Milano's Forgiveness After Fat-Shaming Her

alyssa milano NASCAR So-called "comedian" Jay Mohr has been under fire for ridiculously ripping Alyssa Milano whom he met at a NASCAR racing event. Mohr reportedly said about the 41-year-old mother of 2-year-old son Milo, "She’s very tiny. In height. It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don’t really give a shit.' ... I read it on her gut. ... Somebody sat in the director's chair was not wearing Spanx, and I was like 'Jesus Christ!'" And the world collectively groaned/rolled their eyes.

But after Alyssa herself shot back at Mohr in the classiest possible way, he was initially dead silent. Then yesterday, he tweeted a response to both Perez Hilton and Alyssa, followed by a pretty jaw-dropping blog post ...

The tweet:


If that had been all Jay had to say in response, I would've felt like it was pretty lame and possibly half-assed or even insincere. I can't see how even when being satirical or absurdist, fat-shaming a relatively new mom who happens to look freakin' amazing is at all humorous. Especially considering the troubling issues we have as a society with body image, eating disorders, and totally asinine beauty standards that are disempowering women and girls from a disturbingly young age.

But then the comedian went on to write this apologetic blog post:

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. 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. 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

Bravo! Now that is what I call an apology. And it was completely called for. Maybe, hopefully, thanks to this, others who rely on the same pathetic, low-brow "brand" of humor will see the error of their ways.

What do you think of Jay Mohr's apology?


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Jacee... Jacee2348

Seemed very sincere, though I had no idea who this yahoo was until he dissed Alissa Milano.  Good for him for totally owning up to his absurd "joke" ~ at the very least he does seem remorseful ~ though once spoken, words can't be taken back. We'd all do well to remember that.  :) 

k8edid k8edid

It's almost a back-handed apology - "I'm sorry, but I'm a comedian so what do you expect. I make jokes. Sometimes, they're mean." Considering how completely insane he goes on people who criticize his wife's post-surgery puss, he should have known better to start with.

youth... youthfulsoul

I guess since we don't see her in person to realize how small she is, that makes sense. It was a joke since she clearly is not fat. Obviously the collective world didn't get it. Myself included.

Mark Cox

nice time stick to christians and males...the only people you can mock

nonmember avatar Mona

I think his apology is just as pathetic. The problem with people like Mohr is they are vicious and only out to make themselves look big.

Had the society cheered him on for being 'so funny', he would have continued to eviscerate her.

People like that are bullies and cowards because they use the internet to spout garbage they never will in real life.

If Milano had stooped to his level and responded, this war would have continued with other people joining him.

He's a pig and this is not the first woman he's gone after in this manner.

Coles... Coles_mom

It's one of the better apologies out there.

Jennifer D'agostino-Sweet

Has that dumb mo-fo seen his wife? She was so gorgeous until she got lip injections and now looks like she has elephantitus of the lips!

nonmember avatar hmm

Perhaps Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman can apologize for all the derogatory,misandrous slop that has come out of their mouths for years too huh??

nonmember avatar rjd

It's a fine apology and seems genuine. I just don't get his reasoning. He thought it would be funny to call someone fat who is clearly small? How is that a funny joke? What if she were actually an overweight person who just had a baby. That would be funny? I guess my sense of humor is different than his.

Nelli... NellieAthome

k8did, Mona, I guess you have never, in your entire life, said something hurtful to someone without thinking it through first?

Jennifer D'agostino-Sweet - how is your comment about his wife acceptable while you, apparently condemn his statement?

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