A comedian is in hot water after "fat shaming" actress Alyssa Milano, whom he met at a NASCAR racing event. Comedian Jay Mohr reportedly said about the 41-year-old mother of one:

She was one of the presenters. ... 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.

Wow. Really? Alyssa (whom Jay called "Melissa what's-her-name") wore an off-the-shoulder red dress to the event and she looked great. Also, it would be pretty hard to "read her gut" as it was draped with material. What the hell was he seeing? And why be so nasty?

Alyssa had a baby two years ago, and while I personally think she looks amazing, maybe she just didn't feel like spending 20 hours in the gym every day to get her six-pack back -- if she ever even had one.

That said, Alyssa handled this jibe with perfect grace, responding to Jay via Twitter:

Jay and his wife, Nikki Cox, have a 2-year-old daughter, Meredith. I wonder how Jay would feel if someone someday called his daughter fat? Does he really want her dating a guy like him?

Ironically, Jay was bleating about how "incredibly mean and snarky" our culture has become. I guess that only applies if someone is being mean and snarky to him!

It's unfortunately this kind of thing that leads to women starving themselves. I really can't believe that Jay has anything to say about Alyssa's "gut." It's just tragic. What a catty jerk.

Alyssa, girlfriend, you look awesome. You look healthy. And why do I even feel weird typing the word "healthy" like it's some euphemism for fat?

Anyway, it's not any woman's duty to starve herself so that someone she hardly knows, and most likely never wants to know, thinks she's sufficiently skinny.

Have you ever been fat shamed?

 

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