Bode Miller Says It Wasn't Reporter's Fault He Cried
The Internet isn't very happy with NBC interviewer Christin Cooper after her repeated questions about his younger brother's death made legendary American skier Bode Miller cry following his bronze-winning run on Sunday:
But Miller himself isn't one of the people calling out Cooper. In fact, he was defending her Monday morning on NBC's Today Show.
"I have known Christin a long time, and she's a sweetheart of a person. I know she didn't mean to push. I don't think she really anticipated what my reaction was going to be, and I think by the time she realized it, it was too late. I don't blame her at all," said Miller, speaking to Matt Lauer.
After the interview aired on the west coast, Miller took to Twitter to respond to the outrage:
I appreciate everyone sticking up for me. Please be gentle w christin cooper, it was crazy emotional and not all her fault. #heatofthemoment— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
My emotions were very raw, she asked the questions that every interviewer would have, pushing is part of it, she wasnt trying to cause pain.— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 17, 2014
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