George Lopez Apologizes for Pig-Headed Kirstie Alley Dig

Late-night host offers up mea culpa for making rude comments on Dancing With the Stars favorite's weight

By Gina Serpe Mar 25, 2011 2:18 PMTags
George Lopez, Kirstie AlleyGavin Bond / TBS; ABC/BOB D'AMICO

It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong—especially when what he's wrong about is the bigness of a woman.

After taking his rightful lumps for equating instant Dancing With the Stars fan fave Kirstie Alley to a squealing pig the night of her parquet debut, George Lopez stepped up to the plate last night and apologized for his uncalled-for body snark.

But not, as one might expect, on his late-night TV show.

Instead, Lopez delivered his mea culpa via Twitter.

"I misjudged the joke," Lopez tweeted last night. "No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie."

While tweeting the apology rather than delivering it on-air (which is where he spat out the original so-called joke) was actually quite fitting, as it was via Twitter that Alley finally addressed the mean-spirited dig yesterday afternoon.

"Don't worry about George's comments…just remember what happens to the big bad drunk woolf…falls in a boiling pot of vodka," she wrote. "Piggy laughs."

And while we're glad she's laughing now, she'd be forgiven for not finding the funny side Tuesday night, when Lopez, during his monologue, started talking about Alley's DWTS debut.

"She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away. Before the show, she went to the market, and then she had roast beef and this is her going all the way home!" he said, cutting to footage of a squealing pig from a GEICO commercial.

Alley has been more than open about her battle with weight, and while she said she hasn't weighed herself since her dance training kicked into gear, she estimates that she's lost an additional 10 pounds on top of the 60 she dropped prior to entering the contest.