Sorry you felt the need to publicly fat- shame me’: Alyssa Milano’s classy response after Jay Mohr mocks her post- pregnancy figure
She is considered one of the most beautiful and engaging actresses of her generation.
And it seems even when insulted, Alyssa Milano remains a class act.
The 41-year-old wished actor Jay Mohr well after he made rude comments about her weight.
Class act: Alyssa Milano responded kindly after Jay Mohr insulted her weight following their joint appearance at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards show in Las Vegas earlier this month
The Fox talk show host made the disparaging remarks after the pair both attended the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards show in Las Vegas earlier this month. Jay hosted the event and Alyssa was a presenter.
Following the ceremony, Jay told a radio show, Alyssa’s ‘very tiny — in height – [but] it seems like she had a baby and said, “I don’t really give a s**t” – I read it on her gut,’ according to RadarOnline.
He also called her ‘Melissa Milano,’ before adding, ‘Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, “Jesus Christ”.’
The Who’s The Boss beauty, who gave birth to son Milo in August 2011, responded with a tweet on Christmas Day.
She wrote: ‘@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 was referring to actress Nikki Cox, who sparked surgery rumours when she debuted plumper lips.
Jay and Nikki tied the knot in 2006, and the pair have a daughter together, as well as a son from Jay’s previous marriage to model Nicole Chamberlain.
Alyssa received a slew of support after posting the tweet, and she thanked her more than 2.6 million followers later that day.
‘You’re all lovely. Thank you for your kind words. #Appreciative,’ she tweeted.
Alyssa’s former Charmed co-star Rose McGowan also piped up, retweeting Alyssa’s message before adding, ‘What?! Do I need to kick someone’s a**?’
Jay found fame as a featured player on Saturday Night live in the early Nineties before going on to star in films like Jerry Maguire and the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried.
He now hosts Jay Mohr Sports, a midday sports radio talk show on Fox.
He admitted to plagiarism in his 2004 memoir Gasping For Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live after using a joke from comic Rick Shapiro in a SNL sketch.
According to the NY Daily News, NBC later settled with Rick.