Tony Danza is under fire for an uncomfortable red carpet interview with reporter Ray Meyers.
During the exchange, Danza patted Myers in the face and told him to “ask better questions”.
Before Danza, Hugh Grant was criticized for a red carpet interview at the Academy Awards last month.
Tony Danza is facing criticism for his behavior during a red carpet interview after reporter Ray Meyers, Post a video of the interaction to TikTok.
In the video, which was filmed on the opening night of “New York, New YorkOn Broadway, Myers asks Danza and Broadway producer Jimmy De Rooy how they are doing. While De Rooy says she’s “excited,” Danza takes the conversation in a different direction.
“Relax a little,” Danza tells the reporter. “You’re more excited than we are. Take it easy.”
Then, after another question, the interview ends abruptly after Meyers asks Danza and De Rooy about their “favorite New York City food item”: hot dogs or pizza.
So, the “Taxi” star pats him on the cheek and says, “You know what you have to do, buddy, you have to come up with better questions.”
in the video that was More than 115,000 views As of Saturday, Danza appeared to steer De Roy away, saying “Come on, let’s go. I gotta go.”
In the caption of his TikTok video, Myers expressed his displeasure with Danza’s behavior and wrote in part, “To say I was appalled, shocked, and embarrassed is an understatement…but my professionalism showed!”
Myers and Danza’s representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Some commentators were quick to admonish “Who’s the Boss?” Star and come to Myers defense. Others took particular offense at Danza’s touching of Meyer’s face, with one saying it would have provoked a “tantrum”.
Even singer Michael Bublé weighed in He wrote, “I think you’re amazing, Ry. I’ll take a pizza with you.”
In defense of his interview questions, Myers explained in the comments section that due to the theme of the music, “everyone was asking questions on the ‘New York City’ theme.”
Danza isn’t the first celebrity to land in hot water after a bizarre exchange on the red carpet.
in March , Hugh Grant has gone viral After an embarrassing interview with model Ashley Graham at the Academy Awards.
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