This is definitely the extreme of ignorance. In what can be regarded as one of the most cringe-worthy moments in recent TV history, television show co-host Kathie Lee Gifford peppered funny guy Martin Short by asking questions about his wife, not realizing that she had passed away 2 years ago to cancer.
Martin, who was present in the show to promote his new film ‘Madagascar 3’ however, remained absolutely calm even when Nancy continued asking her idiotic set of questions.
Later, realizing what she had actually done, Gillford sent an apology to Martin Short saying that she is grateful to him for handling the situation with enormous grace. Which let’s face it, is true because Martin Short remained extremely classy throughout the segment while Kathie Lee Gifford, unknowingly, dug herself in deeper.
It’s important if morning show hosts really do some homework before they interview their guest celebrities especially to make a fool of themselves on live television.