Samantha’s the boss!
Earlier this week, the Suburgatory actor, 43, bashed Alyssa’s post-baby body after seeing her at a gala in Las Vegas on December 6, which he hosted.
“She was one of the presenters,” Mohr said of the gorgeous Who’s the Boss? alum, 41. “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.” He continued: “Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’”
But Milano, first known for her role as Samantha Micelli on Who’s the Boss?, did not take kindly to his remarks.
“@jaymohr37 So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God Bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife,” Milano tweeted, referring to the comedian’s spouse Nikki Cox. Then, to her followers, she added, “You’re all lovely. Thank you for your kind words. #Appreciative.”
Milano welcomed son Milo in August 2011 with husband Dave Bugliari. Mohr and Cox are parents to son Meredith, 2.
After much online backlash, Mohr took to his website to write an apology to Milano.
“Comedians have a hole on their insides that can only be filled by generating constant content that is, many times, improvised in the moment,” he writes. “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.”
In response, Milano tweeted: “@jaymohr37 Thank you. Apology accepted. (She grunts while aggressively yet cautiously prying off her head-to-toe Spanx. #PassTheCookies.”
The moral of the story? Stop shaming our post-baby bodies! As a society, we should not create and perpetuate superficial, unrealistic and shallow body images for women and girls.
Three cheers to Alyssa for standing up for herself — and women everywhere!