Emily Blunt apologises for fatphobic comment after past interview resurfaces

Emily Blunt has been forced to apologise after old interview footage resurfaced showing her using "fatphobic" language.

The 40-year-old actress appeared on the Jonathan Ross Show back in September 2012 and while telling story she referred to a restaurant server as "enormous".

The clip, which has been shared widely on social media, shows the Oppenheimer star recalling her time making the film Looper in the United States, more than a decade ago.

Emily has now released an apologetic statement, exclusively to People, addressing the insensitive language.

She said: "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 unrecognizable 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."

In the clip which is being referenced, Blunt tells host Jonathan Ross that she was eating dinner at a local Chili’s restaurant during filming.

Jonathan Ross said: "If you go to Chili’s you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous."

Emily responded: "Well the girl who was serving me was enormous…"

The star, who has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada and A Quite Place, was criticised online for her use of language however some fans have now applauded her apology.

One fan, commenting on X, formerly known as Twitter, said: "Glad she has realized her mistake now! Words can be hurtful."

Another added: "And This is how you apologize! Not many celebs own up to their mistakes but Emily did it."

While a third said: "It's important for celebrities to learn from their past mistakes and grow from them. Let's hope this serves as a lesson to others as well."

And a fourth person commented: "I love that she had no ego to admit it was indeed a very insensitive thing to say and completely unrelated too.

"This speaks volumes when it comes to one’s growth. So many would brush this off and say those who got offended are “soft”. really cool and mature of her."

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