Final month, actuality TV sank to new depths of rotten ethical decadence, shameful when Rudy Giuliani has been revealed as a contestant on Masked singer. Information that the disgraced former New York Metropolis mayor/Donald Trump’s finest pal could be featured on the often cheerful present was leaked months earlier than the episode aired, and met with a backlash.
And but, although by all means casting stunts, an apparent disasterFox (hometown of ) Masked singer) are standing by their determination. Throughout a panel Monday morning to debate the community’s crumbling lineup, the president of different leisure & specials at Fox Leisure, Rob Wade, acknowledged that he had “no regrets” in regards to the fall. the looks of Giuliani.
“Sure, completely no regrets,” he stated on the decision, as reported by Variety. “Advertising and marketing is all about delivering moments of shock, which is strictly what the choice course of completed. And whether or not it’s on set or with viewers at residence, I suppose my solely remorse or shock is clearly that the reveal has been spoiled, however you guys have enjoyable. Simply please don’t do it once more. Thanks very a lot.”
Giuliani took to the stage within the season’s seventh episode, which meant the author needed to watch SEVEN complete episodes of the rattling present to not miss the large reveal. He’s dressed as a creepy hybrid of Jigsaw from Noticed Jafar’s badass, nasty parrot franchise and collaboration from Disney Aladdin, maybe a nod to Trump’s function as an evil, nasty sidekick in a plot to overturn the 2020 election outcomes. Music alternative – “Unhealthy to the Bone” by George Thorogood & the Destroyers – so bleak.
When Giuliani is revealed on the finish of the episode, the strain and shock may be seen within the room. Poor Nicole Scherzinger requested him if he was Godfather actors Robert Duvall and Ken Jeong replied in a gentle, offended voice, “No, that’s not Robert Duvall.” Jeong was so offended that he stormed off the set, adopted by decide Robin Thicke.
It was a clumsy, offended, completely sad second for a present that was nothing greater than foolish movie star karaoke songs. However hey, so long as the folks working Fox can nonetheless sleep at evening!