Everybody has his awkward moments. But while those moments embarrass many of us in private or in a small group, it’s a different story with public personalities. And thanks or no thanks to the Internet, in a matter of minutes, the whole world can already witness the gawky moments.
Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest victim, or rather culprit, of the most recent ‘oops’ moment in television. It all happened when Martin Short guested on her NBC show ‘The Today Show’. Short was there to promote his new movie ‘Madagascar 3′.
Initially, the actor talked about the recent happenings in his family. He shared about his son’s graduation and his other children’s careers. Then, host Kathie Lee asked a series of questions about the comedian’s marriage to wife Nancy Dolman which the actor pleasantly answered. Questions include how many years the couple is married and why they are still in love with each other.
The awkward thing is that Martin Short‘s wife died two years ago of ovarian cancer. Kathie Lee, after a commercial break and realizing her mistake, then apologized.
Here’s an excerpt of the interview shared by mediaite.com.
“Short, to his credit, took the questions in stride, sharing that he’d been married to his wife for 36 years. “But you’re still, like, in love,” continued Gifford.
“Madly in love. Madly,” said Short, as hearts broke all around America.
But Gifford wasn’t done: “Why?”
“Cute. I’m cute,” he joked.
“And you make each other laugh…” Gifford continued. Co-host Hoda Kotb then changed the subject with a “speaking of making each other laugh… you’ve got something in that bag.”
Everybody makes mistakes. What happened to Kathie Lee can happen to anybody. But the thing about making a mistake is that it can be prevented. If only a little research was made, then the blunder could’ve been avoided.
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