Emily Blunt, the renowned actress, has recently come forward to apologize for a derogatory comment she made about a waitress on the Jonathan Ross Show more than a decade ago. The incident resurfaced on social media, garnering widespread criticism.
Emily Blunt has issued an apology for her derogatory comment about a waitress made more than a decade ago.
In her heartfelt apology to People Magazine, Emily Blunt expressed deep regret for her insensitive remarks during the appearance on the talk show back in 2012. The conversation revolved around the size of burgers served at American restaurant chain Chili’s, with host Jonathan Ross joking about Americans being “enormous”. Blunt then recounted an anecdote about a Chili’s waitress who had served her during the filming of “Looper” and referred to her as “humongous”, mimicking the woman’s Southern accent.
However, the lighthearted banter did not sit well with social media users, many of whom accused Blunt of fat-shaming and demanded accountability for her words.
Reflecting on her past behavior, Blunt expressed her shock and remorse at her own words, stating, “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.”
Further, she stressed that she has always considered herself someone who would never intentionally hurt or upset others, and the remark she made during that moment is completely unrecognizable to her values and principles. Blunt took full responsibility for her actions and apologized sincerely for any pain she may have caused, acknowledging that she was old enough at the time to know better.
This incident involving Emily Blunt is just the latest example of celebrities being confronted with their past actions. More often than not, stars, including Blunt, respond by issuing public apologies to address their previous behavior, emphasizing their personal growth and commitment to being more mindful in the future.
As society becomes increasingly intent on holding individuals accountable for their words and actions, it is evident that confronting past indiscretions has become a necessary step for public figures in the face of social media scrutiny.