The judges on the Masked Singer were not the only ones surprised by ‘s appearance on the hit reality show as social media users also were left polarized by the conservative politician’s unmasking.
Giuliani, 77, was unmasked during a Wednesday taping of the Fox program which caused a stir of controversy among the judges with Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke leaving the stage.
The other celebrity judges, Jenny McCarthy and , remained onstage.
The highly popular singing show features celebrities competing while dressed in intricate costumes and face masks to disguise their real appearance.
Social media users criticized the network as well as the other judges for their reaction to the unmasking of Giuliani, who is considered a controversial political figure due to his alliance with former President Trump and his claims that the 2020 election had been ‘stolen’.
Judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke received a hot and cold reception for their swift exit following Giuliani’s reveal.
‘The Masked Singer had the audacity to put felonious traitor Rudy Giuliani on air even though on air even though he’s under a major federal criminal investigation,’ @TheRickyDavila said.
‘It was so bad that Ken Jeong and yes even Robin Thicke walked out and off the set in protest.
‘When you lose Robin Thicke, that’s bad.’
The Masked Singer received controversy on social media for featuring conservative politician Rudy Giuliani, 77, as one of the contestants
Celebrity judge Ken Jeong left the stage in protest after Giuliani’s reveal which also stirred media controversy
Robin Thicke joined Jeong as fellow celebrity judges Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger remained onstage
‘I find it hard to believe that Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong didn’t already know it was Rudy Giuliani behind the mask.Not that Giuliani doesn’t deserve to be protested for his rolls in an impeachment and the big lie, but I think this was nothing more than a publicity stunt. IMHO,’ @OnePardon tweeted.
‘Lefty’s Ken Jeong, who isn’t even funny just weird..and One hit Wonder Robin Thicke had the audaaacity to walk off that boring show The Masked Singer as soon as one of the contestants was revealed to be @RudyGiuliani All Lefty’s know how to do is REEEEEE,’ @Tammy95741863 tweeted.
‘Like Robin Thicke is one to talk about morals.Go grope some more women buddy,’ @JohnBetz tweeted.
An animation of Jeong and Thicke even depicted Giuliani onstage in a white KKK cloak.
‘It’s kinda obvious, in hindsight,’ the animated Jeong is pictured saying.
Social media users criticized the reality program and the Fox network for featuring Giuliani
The costume Giuliani wore and his appearance will not be featured until the seventh season beings airing on Fox on March 9.
Many joked about the selection of the divisive political figure in light of the controversial reveals.
‘What moron decided it was a good idea to have Rudy Giuliani appear as a contestant on The Masked Singer?’, @joncoopertweets tweeted.
‘I’ve done a lot of stupid s**t in my life but I never put Rudy Giuliani on a game show,’ @itsJeffTiedrich tweeted.
‘I want the behind-the-scenes drama of the producers and execs who put Rudy Giuliani on the Masked Singer.If you have any concerns about wherever and how to use 777slot, you can call us at our own page. Were there fights? Sorkin-style debates? Even now, do they think it was a win?’, @johnaugust added.
‘Who the f*** thought it was a good idea to put a creepy, disgusting, drunken, lecherous, Nosferatu-looking, cousin-marrying, COVID-farting, cheap hair dye-sweating, hands down the pantsing, lying, cheating, clinically insane, racist traitor goon like Rudy Giuliani on a gameshow?’ @TheUSASingers tweeted.
‘If you thought the new episode of The Masked Singer with Rudy Giuliani was bad, in episode two Vladimir Putin is unmasked and all the judges are poisoned with polonium,’ @HStarshot tweeted.
‘We simply cannot bring mammoths back into a world where Rudy Giuliani was pretending to be a sexy Marilyn Monroe ice cream cone on a signing show,’ @vinn_ayy tweeted.
A user also jokingly remarked that Giuliani physically represented the cartoon character Simon Bar Sinister from the animated series Underdog.
Others viewed the situation in a humorous light with some even comparing the conservative politician to the animated character Simon Bar Sinister from the animated program Underdog
Jeong and Thicke also received a mixed reception for walking offstage
A cartoon features Giuliani wearing a white KKK outfit on stage with Jeong and Thicke sketched in
Celebrities also posted about the controversy over Giuliani’s appearance as well.
‘Whoopi suspended for two weeks and Giuliani on the Masked Singer.Everything makes sense. I feel safe. I feel protected. I feel loved,’ comedian Billy Eichner tweeted in light of the controversy surrounding Goldberg who was suspended from her position from The View in light of her comments about the Holocaust.
‘Rudy Giuliani is as responsible for the violent attack on our Capitol as our disgraced former president,’ Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer tweeted.
‘Lives were lost.Over a hundred injured. It’s disgusting to have him on the Masked Singer.’
Celebrities such as Jon Cryer and Billy Eichner also responded to the controversy
This is not the first time that The Masked Singer has sparked controversy over its choice of contestants.
Republican politician and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was unmasked after appearing on the show in 2020 as ‘Bear.’
She was eliminated after performing a rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back.
Though Palin, 57, described the experience as ‘the weirdest thing I’ve ever done,’ she praised the show for inviting a conservative contestant into the mix.
‘It’s all about fun. It’s unity.This is all good. This is something that our country needs right now,’ she to host Nick Cannon.
News of Giuliani’s involvement in the upcoming season of The Masked Singer comes after former impeachment witness Lt.Col. Alexander Vindman filed a suit against he and Donald Trump. Jr. on Wednesday, charging them with falsely attacking his loyalty to the U.S. and punishing him for his testimony.
The Masked Singer also received controversy after featuring Republican and former Alaska politician as ‘The Bear’ in 2020
Palin, 57, described the experience as ‘the weirdest thing I’ve ever done,’ but still praised the show for inviting a conservative contestant into the mix