Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator Rachel Bloom hosted the Tony Awards this year, and it seemed like she was full of energy and happy to be there! She interviewed the winners and presenters backstage and did her job of being funny and easy to talk to while rocking a crazy top hat.
However, not everyone was a fan.
Neil Patrick Harris, who previously had that job from 2009 to 2013 had a few things to say about the fellow actress, and they were not the most positive.
Patrick Harris tweeted that his son Gideon Burtka-Harris, 7, was not a big fan.
But what made the diss quite hurtful was that the star claimed he did not know her.
‘Who is the woman in the top hat backstage at @TheTonyAwards? Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot. I’m confused…’ Neil asked his millions of followers.
Bloom replied: ‘I’m a big fan of yours. We have met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for How I Met Your Mother for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.’
‘Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?’ Harris replied later on.
Yikes, that was really awkward! But at least that was it, right? – Wrong!
In a brand new interview for GQ that was published today, Bloom made it very clear that their uncomfortable Twitter exchange was not a joke and that in fact, she was pretty hurt.
‘Initially, I was going to tweet, ‘This makes me sad.’ But then I was like, “Ehhhhhhhh…I do not want to give him that, necessarily.’ Look, I have met him a couple times—very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show. And we hung out for about 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was bizarre to me that it would not ring a bell. And also, that he would not Google it.’
She went on: ‘His version of a Twitter joke is to just…live-comment to Twitter followers with random, unformed thoughts. And fame does that to you—where you think every such thought is a gem, because you get 10,000 likes for it. He has, like, 27 million Twitter followers. And that makes me scared about fame in general.’
Following the interview, Harris apologized.
‘Sincere apologies to @Racheldoesstuff for my Tony tweet. I failed to research her before pressing ‘send,’ and what I thought was a funny comment in our living room must’ve been far from funny to read, backstage, mid-show. As a performer and a parent, I should’ve known better. Hi, thank you for this!’ he tweeted.