Ken Jeong leaves Rudy Giulliani in The Masked Singer – AsAmNews
The revelation of Rudy Giuliani as a masked singer on the Fox program has angered Judge Ken Jeong.
The comedian left the set when Giuliani was revealed to be the contestant.
For those unfamiliar with the program, guests hide behind masks and judges have to guess who the celebrity might be.
While taping the Season 7 premiere, People reports that the outspoken Jeong felt disrespected and stormed off as fellow host Robin Thick followed him. Fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger and Jenny McCarthy remained.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Jeong, who is also a doctor, blames Trump and Giuliani for spreading misinformation about the COVID pandemic. Giuliani is also banned from practicing law in New York for making false claims about Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election.
“Ken was incredibly vocal about how the previous administration handled a lot of things, but especially COVID-19 and found a lot of what they said not just wrong but dangerous,” a source told People. “Getting someone who helped spread misinformation and question the accuracy of our election and democracy to appear on his show was going to set it off.”
Representatives for both The Masked Singer and for Jeong did not return the magazine’s request for comment.
The Masked Singer returns to Fox on March 9.
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