Rosie O’Donnell has used social networking site Twitter to apologise for comments she made, criticising Ashley Fink for her plus size character on Glee.
O’Donnell made the epic mistake of suggesting that Fink;s on-screen romance with Mark Smalling was implausible, because of her weight.
She told Access Hollywood, “It really, really strikes a chord with every overweight woman I know. Every woman I know who’s heavy has strong feelings about that storyline. They’re like, ‘Can you believe that? I think that’s horrible. That never happens in school. That character is so unlikable. Why didn’t they get a pretty heavy girl?’”
Glee fans hit the internet in anger and defended the star, claiming the storyline was indeed realistic.
A League of Their Own comedian O’Donnell has now praised Fink and apologised what she had said – admitting she is “often misquoted”.
Using Twitter to grovel, O’Donnell wrote, “Oh Ashley – I love your swagger – your acting – your face – your heart – as a famous fat person – I am often asked about the issue…
“I love the story line – I love the show – and if in any way something I said hurt u – I apologize MORE. You are so talented and I can’t wait to hear you belt it … as I know you can – the often misquoted Rosie.