Hollywood owes Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen a very big apology.

Looking visibly uncomfortable, Ashley jumped in, telling Oprah: “Yeah, you know people are gonna write what they’re gonna write. We try not to read the good or the bad because it just comes with the territory. Either you’re too fat, too skinny and people are just gonna write what they–”

But before she could finish that thought, Oprah interrupted, asking her, “What size are you by the way?”

Ashley, who looked dumbfounded, asks, “Size?” before explaining that they’re both “petite” because of their height and that their clothes are tailored to fit them so they aren’t sure of their exact size.

After their appearance on the talk show – and a distasteful joke made on SNL about her eating disorder – Mary-Kate was admitted to rehab.

Comments about her body and how thin she was became a regular topic of discussion, and Ashley was left behind to answer invasive questions about her sister.

Throughout their time in the spotlight, the twins were regularly hounded for doing everyday things. Their appearance was scrutinised and their love life was always under a microscope. So it makes sense as to why they retired from fame.

Fast forward to the present, the twins have left Hollywood behind to focus on other business ventures. Image: Getty.