“I think she got freebie meals at Chili’s,” Emily Blunt said about the waitress.
The internet is once again outraged. Who’s to blame this time?
Behold: Emily Blunt, is having her turn in the infamous spotlight after a resurfaced interview shows the actress poking fun of a waitress by calling her “enormous.”
Back in September 2012, The 40-year-old British actress was a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show where she decided to share a story about how she dined at a Chili’s in Louisiana while she was there filming Looper.
“The girl who was serving me was enormous,” Blunt told the host. “I think she got freebie meals at Chili’s.”
Jonathan Ross, 62, chimed in by saying “nothing wrong with that.” However, just moments before, the host said, “When you go to Chili’s, you can see why so many of [their] American friends are enormous.”
As Blunt recalled the experience, she imitated the server’s Southern accent as she shared how the woman asked her, “Did anyone ever told you that you look a lot like Emily Blunt?”
“And I said, ‘I have heard that, yes'” Blunt responded at the time. The server then asked, “Are you Emily Blunt?”
The Jungle Cruise actress confirmed her identity which led to the woman shrieking in excitement. “What are y’all doin’ here?!”
Who would have thought that years later, Blunt’s comments would land her a new label as ‘fatphobic’. Twitter users are steaming as they continue to lay into the Oppenheimer actress.
“Emily Blunt being blatantly fatphobic wasn’t on my 2023 bingo card but here we are,” one critic posted alongside a clip of the moment.
“Ugh f–k Emily Blunt seriously was one of my fave actresses but turns out she’s a fatphobic unfunny mean girl who thinks it’s funny to point out the size of a server when it adds nothing to the story – for shame,” another dissenter added before the post was deleted.
“JFC Emily, we were rooting for you too. Smh,” replied another user.
“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,” Blunt said.
“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 unrecognizable to me or anything I stand for,” Blunt continued. “And yet it happened, and I said it.”
Blunt, who is currently married to John Krasinski, apologized “for any hurt caused” by her comments in the resurfaced video and acknowledges that she was “absolutely old enough to know better.”
Are fans right for calling out Emily Blunt for something that she said over 10 years ago?