“It was taken out of context. I can see how people made that assumption. That’s the great thing about live TV. You never know what’s going to happen. As innocuous as it may be, sitting down and talking to the mom of one of the contestants, regardless of her notoriety, it’s turned into this major imbroglio. You gotta love that!”
Bergeron doesn’t regret taking the time to chat up Bristol’s mom, however. “I think it was worth the time to talk to Sarah. Politics aside, she’s charming. I was talking to her as a dad to a mom. You’d have to be crazy to have one of the most recognizable personalities in your audience and not take a moment to talk to her.” (Source Hollywood Insider) .
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