NEW YORK (CBS) Marie Claire magazine writer Maura Kelly has lost a Facebook friend.
"Mike & Molly" creator Mark Roberts, who defended the hit show, in its first season on CBS, from Kelly's online comments about fat people, ended his interview with The Holywood Reporter by saying, "I I am un-friending that woman on Facebook."
In a post titled "Should Fatties Get a Room (Even on TV)?.," the freelance magazine writer said she was disgusted watching an overweight couple on the show. "I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other," she wrote.
Roberts said Kelly wasn't just attacking his show, but his friends, the two actors who star in the title roles.
"This was just about human beings," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's her face she has to look at in the mirror."
Roberts, who has struggled with weight issues himself, said, "The woman apologized at the end of it. Clearly, she realized she said some pretty hateful things. My initial reaction is she's talking about [Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy] and I love them; I feel protective and angry about people being loose-lipped."
He said he doesn't think about the size of the show's stars; "they're just so lovable to me," he said.
"Mike & Molly" is the second most watched show in CBS' comedy powerhouse on Monday nights. It also is the most watched of the season's new comedies.