Emily Blunt Has Apologised For ‘Fatphobic’ Comments In Resurfaced Clip

“Emily Blunt being blatantly fatphobic wasn’t on my 2023 bingo card but here we are.”

Emily Blunt has issued an apology after video resurfaced of her calling a waitress “enormous.”

The footage in question, which is from 2012, shows the actress appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show, where she detailed a visit to US food chain Chili’s. 

At the start of the story, show host Jonathan Ross says, “If you go to Chili’s you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous.”

Blunt responds, adding, “Well the girl who was serving me was enormous. I think she got freebie meals at Chili’s.”

She goes on to describe the waitress recognising her while dining at the restaurant; a story many flagged was entirely unrelated to the waitress’ appearance.

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Online backlash to the resurfaced clip was swift, with fans of the actress taking to X (formerly Twitter) to express their disappointment.

Emily Blunt being blatantly fatphobic wasn’t on my 2023 bingo card but here we are,” one user wrote.

Another user chimed in, writing “Someone make Emily blunt apologise to that Chili’s waitress.”

Others, however, jumped to Blunt’s defence, with one user writing, “What’s embarrassing is having to dig up something from the past to make a fuss about.” 

Sharing a similar sentiment, another user said, “This was [an] old story. This happened back in 2012 [when] she did this interview. Y’all serious chill a bit.”

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Now, the actress has issued a statement for her comments, saying via People, “I just need to address this head on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12-years ago. I’m appalled that I would say something so insensitive, hurtful, and unrelated to whatever story I was trying to tell on a talk show.”

“I’ve always considered myself someone who wouldn’t dream of upsetting anyone so whatever possessed me to say anything like this in that moment is unrecognisable to me or anything I stand for,” she added.

“And yet it happened, and I said it and I’m so sorry for any hurt caused. I was absolutely old enough to know better.”

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