Tony Danza is being criticized for his attitude when being interviewed on the red carpet after the reporter, Rye Myers, posted a video of the interaction to TikTok.
During opening night of " New York, New York " on Broadway, Myers asks Danza and Broadway producer Jamie deRoy how they're doing. While deRoy says she's "excited," Danza takes the conversation in a different direction.
"Relax a little," Danza says to the reporter. "You're more excited than we are. Take it easy."
As a red carpet reporter, I’m here to help bring excitement to your event and promote it! I LOVE chatting with Broadway and Entertainment’s best as “Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!” I understand not everyone is in the mood to answer questions, and you can always pass. I asked these same questions (and a few others!) to heavy hitters like #JoelGray #linmanuelmiranda and others, and only #TonyDanza replied like this…. To say I was blown away, shocked, and embarrassed is an understatement…But, my professionalism showed through! 😉 #tonydanza #wtfmoments #celebrityencounters #rude #nypost #pagesix #tmznews #whostheboss #redcarpet #redcarpetreporter #shockingmoments #rudecelebrities #slapintheface #celebritynews ♬ original sound - rye_myers
After one more question, when Myers asks Danza and deRoy what their "favorite New York City staple food item" is: hot dogs or pizza.
To that, the "Taxi" star pats Myers on the cheek and says, "You know what you've got to do, buddy, you've got to come up with better questions."
Singer Michael Bublé even weighed in and wrote: "I think you're amazing Ry. I'll have a pizza with ya."