Fox Entertainment executive Rob Wade said he has “absolutely no remorse” about the former mayor and lawyer for Donald Trump of rudy giuliani Appearance on “The Masked Singer”.
Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox Entertainment, defended Variety’s decision on Monday, saying Giuliani’s surprise performance in the popular show made for excellent television.
“Yeah, absolutely no regrets,” Wade told the publication. “Marketing is all about delivering jaw-dropping moments, which is exactly what the casting has accomplished. And whether it’s on set or with the audience at home, I guess my only regret or surprise was that apparently the reveal went poorly. [by the press]But thank you guys. Just please don’t do it again. Thanks a lot.”
Trump’s former lawyer appeared in episode 7 of this season’s show. Giuliani, who performed under the pseudonym “Jack in the Box”, went unmasked while belting out “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood and The Destroyers.
There were two celebrity judges, singer Robin Thicke and actor Ken Jeong. look Disturbed by Giuliani’s participation in the Fox show.
After Giuliani appeared, Jeong said, “I’m done,” and exited the stage.
“Oh, my god,” Thicke said after unmasking. “It’s definitely something I would never have anticipated.”
Actor Jenny McCarthy and singer Nicole Scherzinger, who also judge the show, remained on stage and Giuliani continued to perform.
Viewers of “The Masked Singer” criticized both Giuliani and the network for allowing the controversial political figure to appear on the show, pointing to the role he played in instigating the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol uprising.
Before Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol to protest the 2020 election results, Giuliani had spent months spreading false claims that Trump lost the election as a result of widespread election fraud.
He reappeared at the rally that preceded the riots, claiming there were rigged voting machines and declaring: “Let’s test it by combat.”
Giuliani later told the reporter Brett Samuels From The Hill that his comment “was in reference to”that very famous documentary,” “game of Thrones.”
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