People are calling Emily Blunt a 'mean girl' after her brutal fat joke about 'enormous' fan

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By Nasima Khatun

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People are branding Emily Blunt a "mean girl" after a resurfaced video showed her apparently "fat-shaming" a server.

The 40-year-old has been on the receiving end of backlash after a resurfaced clip taken from a 2021 episode of a British talk show hosted by Jonathan Ross recently caught the attention of fans online.

In the clip, the Quiet Place actress recalls a story in which she visited Chili's, a casual fast-food restaurant chain in the States, and encountered a waitress whom she referred to as "enormous."

The comment came when Blunt was about to recall an anecdote that took place at a Chili's restaurant.

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Emily Blunt has been accused of "fat-shaming" a server. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty

Ross then told the live audience who were present for the interview about his personal experience visiting the food chain, emphasizing that the food portions were allegedly much larger than those seen in the United Kingdom.

"Have you ever been to Chili's?", he asks the crowd before going on to say: "Man, you go to Chili's [and] you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous."

Blunt laughs before the host continues: "I ordered a starter there once and it was like four mini burgers and they were as big as proper burgers!"

The actress seemingly agrees, saying: "Yeah," and then adding: "Well, the girl who was serving me was enormous. You know, I think she got freebie meals at Chili's."

"Nothing wrong with that," Ross responds.

"And she [the server] goes, 'Anyone ever tell you you look a lot like Emily Blunt?'", she continued in a thick, southern American accent. "And I said: 'I have heard that, yes.'"

Watch the full moment below:

While the audience may have laughed at Blunt's story, people on social media were left disappointed upon hearing the star fat-shame a waitress so openly and rudely.

After the clip was reposted to TikTok, hundreds of users took to the comments to express their opinions on the matter.

"I’m still trying to figure out how her being 'enormous' adds to the story. Emily Blunt is a mean girl," wrote one user while another emphasized a similar sentiment writing: "Wow. Fat shaming. Emily Blunt’s true colors are awful."

Others empathized with the unnamed server, commenting: "Imagine the waitress having told everyone she met lovely Emily Blunt only to hear Emily say *this* on TV."

And this user also agreed saying: "The fact that this poor waitress probably told people this story with such excitement, just to hear Emily Blunt call her enormous."

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Emily Blunt is being called a "mean girl" on social media. Credit: Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty

Later on, another TikToker, who goes by the username @cass.perch, reacted to the re-surfaced clip with a video of her own with the overlay text reading: "Could you imagine being a waitress and you served Emily Blunt only for her to go into an interview calling you enormous for millions of people to see and laugh at you.

"This is the epitome of skinny privilege. If you don't think this is damaging considering how famous she is you're truly blind on how normalized fatphobia is in our society. Fat people are literally hated for just existing."

In the caption she also added: "I will never understand how someone’s weight affects another person so deeply to the point they feel the need to talk down to you and treat you lesser than. How miserable do you have to be?"

Others seemingly agreed with the points the user was making with one user commenting: "I really hope that server never sees it or hears about it. I am so disappointed in Emily Blunt it makes me sick," and another also added: "It says sooo much more about Emily Blunt than it does about anyone else... Shame on her."

Blunt is yet to address the resurfaced clip publicly.

Featured Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty

People are calling Emily Blunt a 'mean girl' after her brutal fat joke about 'enormous' fan

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

People are branding Emily Blunt a "mean girl" after a resurfaced video showed her apparently "fat-shaming" a server.

The 40-year-old has been on the receiving end of backlash after a resurfaced clip taken from a 2021 episode of a British talk show hosted by Jonathan Ross recently caught the attention of fans online.

In the clip, the Quiet Place actress recalls a story in which she visited Chili's, a casual fast-food restaurant chain in the States, and encountered a waitress whom she referred to as "enormous."

The comment came when Blunt was about to recall an anecdote that took place at a Chili's restaurant.

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Emily Blunt has been accused of "fat-shaming" a server. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty

Ross then told the live audience who were present for the interview about his personal experience visiting the food chain, emphasizing that the food portions were allegedly much larger than those seen in the United Kingdom.

"Have you ever been to Chili's?", he asks the crowd before going on to say: "Man, you go to Chili's [and] you can see why so many of our American friends are enormous."

Blunt laughs before the host continues: "I ordered a starter there once and it was like four mini burgers and they were as big as proper burgers!"

The actress seemingly agrees, saying: "Yeah," and then adding: "Well, the girl who was serving me was enormous. You know, I think she got freebie meals at Chili's."

"Nothing wrong with that," Ross responds.

"And she [the server] goes, 'Anyone ever tell you you look a lot like Emily Blunt?'", she continued in a thick, southern American accent. "And I said: 'I have heard that, yes.'"

Watch the full moment below:

While the audience may have laughed at Blunt's story, people on social media were left disappointed upon hearing the star fat-shame a waitress so openly and rudely.

After the clip was reposted to TikTok, hundreds of users took to the comments to express their opinions on the matter.

"I’m still trying to figure out how her being 'enormous' adds to the story. Emily Blunt is a mean girl," wrote one user while another emphasized a similar sentiment writing: "Wow. Fat shaming. Emily Blunt’s true colors are awful."

Others empathized with the unnamed server, commenting: "Imagine the waitress having told everyone she met lovely Emily Blunt only to hear Emily say *this* on TV."

And this user also agreed saying: "The fact that this poor waitress probably told people this story with such excitement, just to hear Emily Blunt call her enormous."

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Emily Blunt is being called a "mean girl" on social media. Credit: Raymond Hall/GC Images/Getty

Later on, another TikToker, who goes by the username @cass.perch, reacted to the re-surfaced clip with a video of her own with the overlay text reading: "Could you imagine being a waitress and you served Emily Blunt only for her to go into an interview calling you enormous for millions of people to see and laugh at you.

"This is the epitome of skinny privilege. If you don't think this is damaging considering how famous she is you're truly blind on how normalized fatphobia is in our society. Fat people are literally hated for just existing."

In the caption she also added: "I will never understand how someone’s weight affects another person so deeply to the point they feel the need to talk down to you and treat you lesser than. How miserable do you have to be?"

Others seemingly agreed with the points the user was making with one user commenting: "I really hope that server never sees it or hears about it. I am so disappointed in Emily Blunt it makes me sick," and another also added: "It says sooo much more about Emily Blunt than it does about anyone else... Shame on her."

Blunt is yet to address the resurfaced clip publicly.

Featured Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty