Halle Berry apologized for a remark she made about Jewish noses.
During a taping last week of the “Tonight Show,” Berry made a joke about digitally altered pictures of herself with a big nose that she said made her look like her “Jewish cousin.” No one in the audience laughed.
Host Jay Leno squirmed in his chair and said, “I’m glad you said that and not me.” Berry then said, “Oh my God, have I just, like, ruined my whole career?”
On Berry’s request, “Jewish” was deleted from her comments when the broadcast aired Oct. 22.
Berry reportedly was in tears as she called on media outlets to apologize for the remarks, saying that one of her three Jewish assistants had told her before the taping that the picture looked like Berry’s Jewish cousin and that the comment was fresh on her mind.
The Oscar-winning actress said she wanted to make sure people understood that she didn’t mean to offend anyone.