Tom Bergeron is Afraid of Chris Brown
Even after smashing his dressing room window in a fit of rage, ABC is continuing to milk Chris Brown for all he’s worth by allowing him to still perform on tonight’s Dancing With The Stars which host Tom Bergeron isn’t entirely thrilled about. E! News reports:
When Seacrest mentioned that there had been a bit of controversy surrounding Brown’s appearance, Bergeron—at first, anyway—tried to toe the party line.
“Has there? Really? I didn’t hear anything,” the coy-playing host said. “Of course, my windows are soundproof.”
“Here’s the thing,” he went on, when asked if he would have the chance to interview the anger-mismanaging artist. “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.
“You know? So don’t put me in a position where you’re asking me to not say something, ’cause I won’t really do that. Even if it’s just a snarky little aside, you know, ‘How was your week?'”
To put things in perspective, Tom Bergeron, the most bland, middle of the road, non-offensive comic working today, is afraid even he might set Chris Brown off. And he’s right. He could say something as hackneyed as calling Chris “dawg” only to watch steam shoot out of his ears before running across stage and pummeling Kirstie Alley’s stomach for five consecutive hours. Like that scene in Jackass when Bam Margera bursts into the bathroom and pummels the shit out of his dad on the can, but with less erotic undertones.