What’s your problem, Tom? Sounds like you’re trying to stir up Chris Brown to create some fireworks on tonight’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — what are you thinking?
Tom Bergeron doesn’t want to let the Chris Brown–GMA controversy die. ABC is gleefully promoting Chris’s appearance tonight on Dancing With The Stars — a week after he went on his window-smashing GMA rampage. Chris has apologized and Good Morning America says it would gladly have him back. But that’s not good enough for Tom!
“I did say to the producers that it might be to their advantage to not have me interview him, because my natural tendency would be to say something,” Tom told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show March 28. “So don’t put me in a position where you’re asking me not to say something, because I won’t really do that.” He also joked that ABC might tie him down in a “Hannibal Lecter suit” to keep him from confronting Chris, even in a small way: “just a snarky little aside, you know, ‘How was your week?’”
Come off it, Tom! If Robin Roberts and the GMA team — the very folks who were in the line of fire — say they’ve gotten past the drama of Chris acting out after he was asked about his 2009 assault on Rihanna, why can’t you?
Chris has said he’s sorry, to his fans and to the show’s staff. He clearly is in need of help to manage his anger. Why do you think confronting him again before millions of TV viewers is in your job description?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Tom just too much? Or is he right to speak his mind?