Comedian Jay Mohr says his recent comments about actress Alyssa Milano’s weight were meant as a joke.
It all started last month when Mohr, 43, and Milano, 40, attended NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series awards ceremony in Las Vegas, where Mohr served as host and Milano presented race car driver Jimmie Johnson with an honor.
According to the New York Daily News, after the event, Mohr criticized the “Mistresses” star’s weight in a radio interview, saying, “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***...I read it on her gut...Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ.’”
Mohr, who’s married to actress Nikki Cox, was also quoted as saying, “Melissa what’s-her-name” was nice, but didn’t look good.
Milano apparently found out about Mohr's jabs and decided to address the situation on Christmas Day via Twitter:
.@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.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 26, 2013
The story took off this week, and on Friday, Mohr said his comments weren't serious: