Have you seen the Jay Leno Oprah video? The Tonight Show host really played the sympathy card while talking about the whole debacle. Watch the video and read more here.
Since Conan was fired from the Tonight Show, Jay Leno has taken a lot of heat. There have been Coco Facebook pages made, rallies gathered, and an outcry of support for Conan. Conan had only hosted the Tonight Show since June and it seemed unfair to kick him out already.
Well, Jay was on Oprah today where he talked candidly about the controversy. He revealed that he has not picked up the phone to call Conan, despite feeling he should, because he feels things need to settle. Oprah said that 96% of her viewers were team Coco, according to a survey she ran during the show. Ouch!
The duo also talked about Jay’s image and how poorly the public perceives him now.
“I always felt I was doing the right thing,” said a flustered and fatigued looking Jay. “How can you do the right thing and have it go so wrong?” He later said that he remembered thinking, “Maybe I’m doing something wrong if this many people are angry and upset over a television show. I had a show. My show got canceled. … Who wouldn’t take that job? … I think I’m a good guy. Am I not a good guy?”
Oprah responded, “This is what I think: I’m really surprised that so many people are against you. I think people don’t understand the way television works. I could understand people thinking you were selfish if you owned the show. People think you stole the show when in fact it wasn’t your show to steal.”
“I wasn’t the reason,” Jay added. “The reason was ratings.”
Well regardless of the ratings, this whole thing has upset people to no end. And while I am on team Coco for sure, I do not think Jay should be the one getting all the backlash from this. NBC and those big shots making all the money decisions should be the ones getting votes. I do think Jay should have called Conan though, I mean really…
Readers what do you think? Check out the video below and leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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