‘Extra’ defends Billy Bush after audio of sexist comments about Kendall Jenner leaked

Many years later Her infamous lewd conversation with Donald Trump for the Access Hollywood, Billy Bush Was caught on tape making sexual comments Kendall Jenner During a recent taping .

The Daily Beast reported on Friday that it had received the audio from October 31 extra Taping where Bush jokes with staff about Jenner toy story-Inspired Halloween costumes. After asking someone the name of her character, who was informed she was dressed as Jessie the cowgirl, he says: “Kendall goes as Jessie and, believe me, there were a lot of Woodies.”

Commentary doesn’t make it into the segment that airs on Halloween. While the extra The host commented on Jenner’s outfit during the final segment, saying only, “It’s going to be hard to watch. Toy Story Same way again.”

In a statement to Deadline, a spokesperson for Telepictures, the division of Warner Bros. Television that produces the production. extrasaid: “Like many forms of production in the entertainment industry, the show’s creative process allows flexibility to try out different jokes and banter. In the end, some material lands on the cutting room floor, with comments that may be too harsh to broadcast on broadcast television.”

This is not the first time Bush has been caught on tape in such a situation. A few weeks before the 2016 presidential election, while Bush was an anchor for NBC today, The audio appears From a 2005 conversation between Bush and Trump — who was the GOP presidential candidate at the time of the leak — about hitting on women.

In the recording, Trump said, “I can’t wait either. And when you’re a star, [women] let you do it You can do anything. Catch them by the cat. Bush, was working for Access Hollywood During the conversation, the response can be heard: “Whatever you want.”

Bush was suspended today And was eventually removed after the audio leak. Apologizing shortly after the incident, he said: “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but it happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted stupid while playing along. I’m very sorry.” He joined extra In 2019.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *