After he was called out by Alyssa Milano on Twitter for making derogatory comments about her body, Jay Mohr has issued an explanation, saying he wasn't seriously calling her fat. He was just joking.
— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) January 2, 2014
This is what he said about Milano on a radio show after the two appeared at the same awards show:
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 shit.' I read it on her gut.
Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'
That doesn't have the structure or setup of a "joke." Nor could it be considered "absurd" to discuss a new mother's body in that exact context, since it happens all the time. He should just admit it was a cheap shot and say sorry for real.