In the latest episode of “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen didn’t hold back in his criticism of Howie Mandel’s recent interview with “Vanderpump Rules” star Tom Sandoval. According to Cohen, Mandel’s interview was “disrespectful” and “unprofessional.”
Mandel Under Fire for Interview Style
Mandel has been facing criticism from viewers and fellow celebrities for his interviewing style in recent weeks. Some have accused him of being too confrontational, while others have called him out for asking inappropriate questions.
Cohen Weighs In on Mandel’s Interview with Sandoval
During the “Watch What Happens Live” segment, Cohen played a clip from Mandel’s interview with Sandoval, in which the comedian repeatedly interrupted and talked over the reality star. After the clip aired, Cohen didn’t hold back in his criticism.
Cohen Calls Interview “Disrespectful” and “Unprofessional”
Cohen called Mandel’s interview style “disrespectful” and “unprofessional,” and said that he was disappointed to see a fellow host treating a guest in such a manner. He also criticized Mandel for his use of “gotcha” questions and for not allowing Sandoval to fully answer his questions.
Cohen Urges Interviewers to Show Respect for Guests
Cohen went on to urge other interviewers to treat their guests with respect, regardless of their personal opinions or feelings. He emphasized the importance of allowing guests to speak their minds and share their perspectives, without being talked over or interrupted.
Mandel Responds to Criticism
Following Cohen’s criticism, Mandel took to social media to defend his interview style. He argued that as a comedian, he has a different approach to interviewing than traditional hosts, and that he enjoys “sparring” with his guests.
Fans React to Cohen’s Comments
Fans of “Watch What Happens Live” and “Vanderpump Rules” took to social media to weigh in on Cohen’s comments. Many praised him for speaking out against Mandel’s interview style, while others defended Mandel and his right to ask tough questions.
The recent controversy surrounding Howie Mandel’s interview style has sparked a debate about the appropriate way to conduct interviews with guests. While some argue that interviewers have a right to ask tough questions, others believe that guests should be treated with respect and given the opportunity to fully answer questions. As a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, Andy Cohen’s criticism of Mandel’s interview with Tom Sandoval is likely to spark further discussion and debate on this topic.