• Viral badge

Emily Blunt Body-Shamed A Waiter In 2012, And Now Fans Are Praising Her For Her Heartfelt Apology

"I just need to address this head-on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12 years ago."

Warning: This post contains discussion of body image issues.

Emily Blunt was in some hot water once a 2012 talk show appearance resurfaced, showing her body shaming a restaurant employee.

closeup of her waving to fans

Fans of the Oppenheimer actor rediscovered a YouTube clip of her appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show in Sept. 2012, where she recalled a story about a Chili's server, unnecessarily referring to the waiter's weight.

closeup of her in front of a mic

In the clip, this is how the story goes: "So, we went out for dinner at Chili's," Emily began. "The girl serving me was enormous, you know. I think she got freebie meals at Chili's."

emily talking to the talk show host

"Nothing wrong with that," Jonathan replied. Although to be fair, it was actually Jonathan who introduced the word to the conversation. In the full interview, he began the conversation with, "You ever been to Chili's? When you go to Chili's, you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous." He then describes the large portion of burgers served.

closeup of jonathan

Keeping up the conversation, in her Kansas accent, Emily continued her story, "And she comes out, and she goes, 'Did anyone ever tell you — you look like like Emily Blunt?'" To which Emily responds, "I have heard that yes."

closeup of emily telling the story

The waiter asked once more if she was Emily Blunt, and when she confirmed, the waiter screamed, "What are y'all doing here?!"

Emily then explained to the waiter that she was in town to film Rian Johnson's third film, the 2012 science thriller, Looper, which also starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

emily and joseph in a scene

Of course, the waiter didn't believe her and replied, "Looper? Y'all just made that up."

Now, Emily has issued an apology through People to address her insensitive 2012 interview.

"I just need to address this head-on as my jaw was on the floor watching this clip from 12 years ago," Emily told People. "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."

closeup of her at an event

"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."

There were fans who initially reacted to the shortened viral clip with disgust:

Twitter: @mmdisney200

Twitter: @CalliePhakathi

While the viral clip presented that Emily used inappropriate language out of nowhere, she was, in fact, prompted with the word, so in my opinion, the ownership of her mistake is even more admirable.

Many fans have praised the Devil Wears Prada actor for taking ownership of her insensitive language:

Twitter: @ladidaix

Twitter: @iamsikora

Twitter: @gabiu_x

Twitter: @juleesssy

Twitter: @maayu_122

Twitter: @noivaswright

Twitter: @chockietee

Twitter: @AsAndrewSpeaks

Here is the full story with the apology.