Late Show with David Letterman

Kirstie Alley confronts Letterman over fat jokes

July 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM ET

Like some other late night hosts, David Letterman enjoyed plenty of weight-related laughs at Kirstie Alley's expense during the actress's "Dancing With the Stars" days. While it was all in the past, at least as far as he was concerned, Alley used her latest "Late Show" visit as an opportunity to take Letterman to task for all the fat jokes.

 "I thought you loved me madly, and then you would talk about me being sort of chub," Alley chided. "Some of your jokes were funny, but I didn’t know if it meant you didn’t love me anymore.”

As for the jokes in question, Alley had a list of the worst offenders on hand.

"Last night on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Kirstie Alley fell on the dance floor -- how many of you felt it?" Alley read. She then delivered the follow-up. "The judges scored her an 8 – on the Richter scale."

Ouch!

For his part, Letterman assured his friend it was all in good fun. 

"You do understand that we do love you, and if you were skinny we’d tell jokes about that," he said before admitting, "Eh, probably not."

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