Rudy Giuliani revealed as contestant on The Masked Singer and people are furious
Former New York mayor and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been revealed as a contestant on The Masked Singer, leaving viewers furious.
Giuliani, who has faced allegations of corruption and profiteering, was a key figure in the Donald Trump Ukraine scandal, and helped the former president push lies and conspiracy theories about election fraud in 2020, which resulted in his law licenses being suspended in New York and Washington, DC, was unmasked as Jack in the Box on Wednesday (20 April).
After Giuliani was unmasked and began singing “Bad to the Bone”, host Ken Jeong stared in grim amazement, before saying “I’m done”, and walking off set.
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) April 21, 2022
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) April 21, 2022
Once his Jack in the Box head was removed, Giuliani was asked about his reasons for appearing on the show. He responded: “I don’t get to have a lot of fun.”
The unmasking of Rudy Giuliani, also known for being caught with his hand down his trousers by Borat and the unforgettable news conference where a mysterious brown liquid began running down his cheeks, caused widespread outrage, with many insisting he should be in prison rather than a reality TV competition show.
He should be in prison, but Rudy Giuliani is on The Masked Singer right now. pic.twitter.com/ZKM5Gkca7F
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 21, 2022
Masked Singer Rudy Giuliani tried to rob 3,458,229 Pennsylvanians of their vote.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) April 21, 2022
Ken Jeong had the courage and the dignity do the right thing. Giuliani deserves to be in prison along with his puppet master trump, not on a television show. This was a very poor decision even for the Fox network, who is notorious for their poor decisions #TheMaskedSinger
— Robin Hollingsworth (@rrjbpmhlbrz) April 21, 2022
Seeing that Rudy Giuliani was on The Masked Singer reminded me that we're living in the darkest timeline. But an internet search revealed no good darkest timeline medal memes. So I created this. Please pass along so the world can award itself. pic.twitter.com/g5exzIcQFp
— Matt Casamassina (@mattcasa) April 21, 2022
Writer and trans rights activist Parker Molloy tweeted Giuliani’s unmasking, and wrote: “He should be in prison, but Rudy Giuliani is on The Masked Singer right now… There is something very wrong with us as a society if Giuliani isn’t held accountable for everything he’s done.”
Journalist Ana Navarro-Cárdenas added: “I thought there could not ever possibly be worse and more humiliating footage of Rudy Giuliani than when s**t-coloured sweaty dye streaked down his face.
“I was wrong.”
I thought there could not ever possibly be worse and more humiliating footage of Rudy Giuliani than when shit-colored sweaty dye streaked down his face.
I was wrong. https://t.co/W6I0af5Iz5
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 21, 2022
In 2020, The Masked Singer again horrified viewers by casting anti-LGBT+ former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who sung Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” dressed as a bear.
Giuliani is not the only one of Trump’s former inner circle to appear on reality TV level in apparent desperate bids to save some semblance of their careers.
Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2019, to the horror of viewers.