Emily Blunt is addressing the body-shaming remarks she made throughout a 2012 speak present look a couple of Chili’s server.
“I simply want to handle this head on as my jaw was on the ground watching this clip from 12-years in the past,” Blunt, 40, stated in a Friday, October 20, assertion to Us Weekly. “I’m appalled that I’d say one thing so insensitive, hurtful and unrelated to no matter story I used to be making an attempt to inform on a chat present.”
She continued: “I’ve all the time thought-about myself somebody who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anybody so no matter possessed me to say something like this in that second is unrecognizable to me or something I stand for. And but it occurred, and I stated it and I’m so sorry for any harm induced. I used to be completely sufficiently old to know higher.”
Throughout a September 2012 look on The Johnathan Ross Present, Blunt recalled an expertise about having dinner at a Chili’s restaurant. When recounting the meal, the actress made an unsavory comment about her server’s look after Ross, now 62, quipped, “For those who go to Chili’s you may see why so a lot of our American pals are monumental.”
“The woman who was serving me was monumental,” Blunt replied earlier than including,. “I feel she acquired freebie meals at Chili’s.”
Ross interjected to say there was “nothing flawed with that” earlier than Blunt completed her story. The Golden Globe winner ended her story by taking over a Southern accent and saying that the waitress requested if anybody had informed her that she appeared like Emily Blunt.
“And I stated, ‘I’ve heard that, sure,’” she stated, to which the worker then replied, “Are you Emily Blunt?”
After Blunt — who was on the town on the time filming Looper alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Paul Dano — confirmed who she was, she stated the girl shrieked in pleasure, “What are y’all doin right here?!”
Blunt’s remarks sparked backlash because the clip resurfaced on-line. Social media customers accused Blunt of being fatphobic and referred to as for an apology.
“Ugh f–okay Emily Blunt critically was one in all my fave actresses however seems she’s a fatphobic unfunny imply woman who thinks it’s humorous to level out the scale of a server when it provides nothing to the story — for disgrace,” one consumer wrote through X (previously often known as Twitter).
One other reshared the video and captioned the clip, “Emily Blunt being blatantly fatphobic wasn’t on my 2023 bingo card however right here we’re.”