The 72nd Annual Tony Awards telecast was filled with controversial political statements but no one expected a controversy between four-time Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris and CW Television Network series creator Rachel Bloom.
Bloom, who writes, produces and stars in the critically-acclaimed, award-winning musical-comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was hosting the backstage segment of the broadcast for CBS, as she did last year. Harris threw a little shade, not only pulling a "Who that? Never heard of her," but also taking aim at her speech patterns.
Instead of laughs, it appears Harris inserted his foot into his own mouth—in a big way. Not only should he know who Bloom is, as a fan of musical theater, but he's apparently met her several times and worked with her husband before.
Bloom was happy to remind him of those details: