Frumpy Kirstie Alley turned up to her dancing rehearsal dishevelled and with her hair unkept wearing a holey jumper.
On 'Dancing With The Stars' she was compared by host George Lopez to a 'pig' with tiny trotters.
George Lopez had said: 'She did a nice job, her little hooves tapping away.
'Before the show she went to the market, then she had roast beef, and this is her going all the way home.'
Lopez then showed a video of a pig squealing from the U.S. Geico insurance advert.
After the show Lopez made a cringe-worthy apology and said that he had 'taken the joke too far' and had shown misjudgement had been made.
He has misjudged the mood of the audience for whom Kirstie Alley is a 'national treasure'.
It is no secret that Kirstie is a 'yo-yo dieter' who has struggled with her weight and her honesty has endeared her to women everywhere. The star has said that she would like to lose thirty pounds during the course of the show.
After her public humiliation by Lopez it is hoped that Kirstie will stay in 'Dancing With The Stars' for a few weeks to spite him and to prove that she has star quality and is a true professional however tough the gig.
Lopez is seen as a 'low-life who has crawled out of a pond' who accepted the precious gift of a kidney and then had the nerve to divorce his ex-wife who had given him the priceless gift of life. How much lower can this charmer go? The public mood is against him and the audience can perceive insincerity oozing from every pore of his carefully made-up face.
The star, former representative of Jenny Craig, refused to accept the urbane Lopez's apology.
The furious 'Cheers' star said that she would not accept an apology but would rather have the kidney which his ex had donated to him before an acrimonious split.
Kirstie was able to make Lopez look like a slimy toad and she struck a blow for shapely ladies everywhere.
The audience did not follow Lopez's suggestion that Kirstie should be sent like a little pig 'crying whee, whee whee all the way home'.
The fashion police have been on Kirstie's case about her frumpy, mismatched clothes and tangled bird's nest hair. However, for publicity shots she appears sleek and glamorous in tight leggings and a flattering denim shirt.