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Neil Patrick Harris Didn't Know Who Rachel Bloom Was—And Her Response Was Legendary

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

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: