Jay Mohr Calls Alyssa Milano Fat, Actress Reacts on Twitter

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Jay Mohr is under fire after making a recent crack at Alyssa Milano's expense, and while she took the high road in response, she was far from happy.

Mohr reportedly scrutinized the Mistresses star during a recent radio interview after the two attended the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards gala.

"She was one of the presenters," he said. "She's very tiny, in height."

"It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don't really give a s--t' ... I read it on her gut. Somebody sat in the director's chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, 'Jesus Christ.'"

In response, Milano sent the comedian a direct tweet on Christmas.

"@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," she wrote.

"You're all lovely. Thank you for your kind words. #Appreciative"

Mohr has been married Nikki Cox since 2006; they have a son Meredith, 2. Milano and husband of three years Dave Bugliari welcomed son Milo in 2011.

After receiving plenty of backlash, Jay explained as such:

"@perezhilton @alyssa_milano She's stunning ... I mistakenly thought the absurdity of what I was saying would have been taken as a joke. #fail"

Definitely right on the money ... with the #fail aspect.

Even though quotes don't convey the right tone in print sometimes, how would a blatant, specific put-down of Alyssa's weight be construed as facetious?

His explanation is that he was just kidding, and Alyssa is so unspeakably gorgeous that implying anything but this fact would be an obvious joke.

You buying it? Discuss in the comments ...

UPDATE: Mohr has apologized for his remarks, saying he was trying to be funny.

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