Jay Leno said that Trista Sutter, former Bachelorette, was the most boring guest he ever had on the show. According to the New York Daily News, Leno visited Craig Ferguson on his farewell episode, and revealed that he didn’t really enjoy chatting with Sutter, back when The Bachelorette first aired a decade ago.
“It was the people on the show! The classic example is I had one of these reality stars on… Trista! From one of these Bachelorettes… So, I’m sitting and I’m looking at the side of her head. I couldn’t be less interested. I’ve never seen this stupid reality show,” Leno said when Ferguson asked him if he ever got “tired.”
He then recalled being asked to take a photo with the reality star in the parking lot after the show. Apparently she was so forgettable, he had to ask for her name again.
“I said, ‘Sure… what’s your name?'” Leno said.
“‘Trista,’ he said, mimicking her. ‘Oh hey! Hey! Good to see you!'”
Leno may have dissed Trista Sutter, but the mom of two (who is still married to Ryan Sutter, whom she gave her final rose to) responded to Leno’s comments about her on Twitter, and seemed to take it pretty well. In fact, she reacted with a bit of humor, and seemed to realize that Leno’s comments were all in good fun, and he wasn’t trying to hurt her feelings. Back when The Bachelor/ette first started airing, no one really knew much about the show, so it’s not surprising that Leno felt that way about Sutter.
— Trista Sutter (@tristasutter) December 20, 2014
Leno and Trista Sutter don’t have a feud, but plenty of Trista’s fans responded to Leno’s comments on social media. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, many found Leno’s comments offensive, and thought that he was acting arrogant.
According to E! News(via MSN), Leno had to interview all different kinds of people who were famous for all different reasons. Reality stars seem to be far less demanding than movie stars. Snooki (Jersey Shore) vs. George Clooney, for example.
“To be fair, Leno had been making cracks about how out of touch he felt when it came to interviewing younger guests, but he also expressed frustration over part of his job being to interview people who were famous for…er, varying reasons.”
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