Michael Bublé reacts to Tony Danza’s awkward interview with ‘comment of the century’
Michael Bublé has commented on red-carpet behaviour after a reporter shared footage of an awkward interaction with Tony Danza.
New York City-based journalist Rye Myers posted a TikTok video of his interview with the Who’s the Boss? actor at the opening night of the Broadway show, New York, New York on Thursday (27 April).
After Myers greets Danza, the actor tells Myers to rein in his enthusiasm, before offering critique on his questions.
To accompany the theme of the show they were attending, Myers asked Danza whether he’d consider hot dogs or pizza as a staple New York City food.
“You know what you’ve got to do, buddy? You’ve got to come up with better questions,” Danza replies in the clip, tapping Myers on the neck before exiting the interview.
In his caption for the video, Myers notes that while he understands that people may not be in the mood to answer questions, other stars such as Joel Gray and Lin-Manuel Miranda were gracious with their responses.
“Only Tony Danza replied like this,” Myers wrote.
“To say I was blown away, shocked and embarrassed is an understatement... But, my professionalism showed through!”
As a red carpet reporter, I’m here to help bring excitement to your event and promote it! I LOVE chatting with Broadway and Entertainment’s best as “Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!” I understand not everyone is in the mood to answer questions, and you can always pass. I asked these same questions (and a few others!) to heavy hitters like #JoelGray #linmanuelmiranda and others, and only #TonyDanza replied like this…. To say I was blown away, shocked, and embarrassed is an understatement…But, my professionalism showed through! 😉 #tonydanza #wtfmoments #celebrityencounters #rude #nypost #pagesix #tmznews #whostheboss #redcarpet #redcarpetreporter #shockingmoments #rudecelebrities #slapintheface #celebritynews
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In the comments section, many followers have supported the reporter and have commended his candour.
Among those replying was “Home” singer Bublé, who comforted Myers and extended an invite to sample some New York cuisine together.
“I think you’re amazing Ry. I’ll have a pizza with ya,” Bublé wrote, before adding: “Let’s not invite Tony...”
Myers responded to the singer’s message with gratitude. “Omg Michael, thank you for the kind comment,” he wrote. “Means so much! I’d LOVE to have pizza with you! It would be fun!”
Others also chimed in with appreciation for Bublé’s post, with one fan writing: “This is the comment of the century.”
The Independent has reached out to a representative for Tony Danza for comment.
Celebrities and their varying interactions with reporters often provoke discussion amongst fans.
At the Academy Awards in March, Hugh Grant sparked conversation over his ambivalent reactions to questions from model Ashley Graham on the red carpet.