Jay Mohr apologizes (again) for dissing Alyssa Milano, she accepts
It looks as if the Jay Mohr-Alyssa Milano feud is really over, as the comedian on Friday apologized again for his “hurtful” comments about her weight and she graciously (and humorously) accepted.
In a segment that Mohr said he has since removed from the podcast where it originated, the “Mohr Stories” host said that the “Mistresses” actress seemed “like she had a baby,” made a crude comment about her “gut” and said that she looked like “was not wearing Spanx,” according to reports. All this after the two attended NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series at Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 6. Mohr hosted the event and Milano served as a presenter.
Milano, 41, who has 10 times the Twitter following that Mohr does, graciously yet pointedly called out the comedian on Twitter on Christmas Day.
”.@jaymohr37 So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me,” she wrote. “Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.”
On Thursday, Mohr addressed the feud, which had taken on a life of its own online, tweeting a self-deprecating apology.
“@perezhilton @alyssa_milano She’s stunning,” Mohr tweeted. “I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have ben taken as a joke. #fail”
Then, on Friday, he posted a more formal and thoughtful message that he sent directly to Milano and posted on his blog and Facebook page.
“I am VERY sorry. 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,” he wrote.
“I had thought in that improvisational moment (incorrectly), that the incongruousness of my statements, when held up to the light of how beautiful [Alyssa Milano] is, would have been funny. IT WASN’T. Knowing that Alyssa (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 -- it lacked class and dignity -- and I regret that I ever said it. 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 [“Las Vegas” actress Nikki Cox] 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 -- and I’m truly ashamed of the words I used. I didn’t reply to her comments via Twitter because I didn’t want to draw more attention to something as serious as this. Alyssa is a mother, a wife, an actress, and a class act that should always be celebrated. I am SO sorry. Sometimes comedians go to far. I went to far. I cannot change what I said, but I can assure you that my heart is broken that I hurt her. With the utmost sincerity, Jay Mohr.”
Soon after the post went live, the “Charmed” actress tweeted her response with a touch of light-heartedness.
”.@jaymohr37 Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx). #PassTheCookies,” Milano wrote.
And there you have it, the beginning and end of 2014’s first celebrity feud.
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