Jay Mohr is learning a harsh lesson in comedic fails this month. In one of his podcasts in late December, the actor attempted to make a joke about Alyssa Milano, but wound up failing miserably.
Jay and Alyssa presented together in early December at a NASCAR event in Vegas. He tried to joke of the encounter on his podcast, "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 s–t'…I read it on her gut. Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'"
His words hurt Alyssa and she shared her feelings on Twitter. Jay apologised, writing "She's stunning. I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have been taken as a joke. #fail". Alyssa did accept his apology, but the media didn't.
Jay took to his blog to further explain and apologise to the actress (which most outlets didn't share), "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."
Alyssa was interviewed on Extra last night and further explained her hurt over the matter. "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. 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."
Alyssa continued, "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. I don't think it's fair."
Weigh in below – Do you think Jay's apology was sincere? Was it all a horribly executed and misunderstood joke?
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