Alyssa Milano: Jay Mohr's "Fat-Shaming" Insults "Hurt Me"

Celebrity Body Jan. 8, 2014 AT 9:15AM
Alyssa Milano visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on Jan. 7 Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Alyssa Milano wasn't going to let Jay Mohr off the hook. The actress and mom, 41, kicked off the New Year on a sour note when the comedian, 42, leveled cruel insults her way in a recent radio interview -- calling attention to her post-baby figure. ("It seems like she had a baby and said, 'I don't really give a s--t'...I read it on her gut," the Suburgatory actor sniped.) Mohr subsequently apologized -- and Milano graciously accepted last Friday via Twitter.

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The Mistresses star explained to Extra's Mario Lopez why she chose to engage with Mohr in the first place following his insult. "Well, he made a comment that was not so nice about my weight and I called him out on Twitter about it. I just think he was trying to make a joke and not think about it," Milano said.

Adding to the hurt? "I heard it actually on Christmas Day and it hurt me, I was affected by it and I wanted to remind him that I'm a human being and that this hurts."

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The Who's the Boss alum hope there will be less "fat-shaming" in the future. "I think it's an interesting statement about where we are socially that people feel that they can sort of rip a woman's body apart after having a baby," said Milano, who welcomed some Milo with husband David Bugliari back in August 2011. "I don't think it's fair."

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She confided: "I gained 55 pounds when I was pregnant, I still have 10 more to lose."

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