June 19, 2009 06:00 PM by Britteny Elrick
First of all, if you missed this interview you can check it out here. And please do. After Heidi and Spencer’s interview on the Today show regarding their outrageous behavior on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, Heidi said she felt attacked by Al Roker. Well, now Al is speaking out and defending himself..
“Was that an attack? I don’t think so,” he said on Tuesday’s Today show. “I believe I asked what a lot of people wanted to know.”
As reported by Usmagazine.com, Roker asked Heidi on Mondayif she was proud of the way they acted on TV. After avoiding the question, Roker interjected and asked, “No [the question is], are you proud of this?” Roker told Spencer Pratt that people think he acts like a “jerk.”
Heidi said she cried after the interview and Spencer said it was a good thing he is “saved by Jesus” or he would have “ripped” Roker’s head off. Roker laughed off Spencer’s remarks, telling co-host Meredith Vieira, “If he had tried to come across, I would’ve dumped him like a bag of dirt.”
As for Heidi’s claim that Roker likes being “rude to women”, Roker said, “Come on, I’ve interviewed hundreds of women on this program and never had a complaint.” “Look,” Roker went on, “they are so un-used to people actually asking them a real question, that they didn’t know how to handle it.”
Vieira then asked Roker why he is so surprised by Heidi and Spencer’s behavior when it is often reporters like him who build up these reality stars. Replied Roker, “There are a lot of celebrities — real celebrities, who’ve actually done something — who [can] act civil.”
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