On Tuesday night, LopezÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â likened Alley to a pig:
“She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away … Before the show she went to the market, then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home…” and then he took a clip ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â a Geico commercial which features a pig squealing.
Alley turned to twitter to get the lastÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â word:
It’s not surprising that somewhere along the line Lopez realized his jokes were in bad taste. It’s not hard to speculate why he has since backtracked… FYI – most of America struggles with their weight, and that means most of Lopez’s viewers as well.
There had been some public backlash about the cheapshots, and next thing you k now, Lopez was backtracking:
“Misjudging’ the joke is a clear hint to readers that in fact Lopez didn’t write the joke… an acknowledgement that few late night hosts/comics are generally apt to admit – unless the joke is received with disdain. The lesson? Fat jokes are easy to make, but don’t be surprised when you ruffle some feathers.
Alley took everyone by surprise during the Dancing With The Stars premiere when she nabbed the second highest score among all the competitors, making her one of the early favorites on the show.