Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today In Awkward On-Air Apologies: Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift On Leno

After being advertised and advertised and advertised over and over and over again by NBC, Jay Leno's primetime show finally premiered last night. And while I have not seen the ratings yet, I can tell you that there will most likely be a 150% decrease by the end of the week. I'm sure you all know what happened between Kanye West and Taylor Swift at the VMAs Sunday night, but if you live under a rock, you can view the video here (and Beyonce making it up to Taylor here). So Kanye West (for the first time in his life, mind you) decided to have an ounce of class an publically apologize to Taylor Swift on the Jay Leno show and for a few short moments, the show ceased to be the Jay Leno Show and turned into an impromtu edition of Dr. Phil.

Awkward. If this is how the Jay Leno Show is going to be from here on out, then I'm pretty sure it will end up in the trash quicker than Pirate Master did for CBS. I don'k know if Kanye was taken aback by the question about his mother (why a grown man would seriously ask another grown man about how his mother what his mother would think of her son's rude actions is still beyond me) or what, but that was one incredibly awkward and unnerving moment of television.

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