This clip has gone viral. Olympian Bode Miller just won the bronze at the Olympics, and some are saying this reporter went too far asking him about his deceased brother.
NBC issused a statement saying “Our intent was to convey the emotion that Bode Miller was feeling after winning his bronze medal,” a spokesman for the network said. “We understand how some viewers thought the line of questioning went too far, but it was our judgment that his answers were a necessary part of the story. We’re gratified that Bode has been publicly supportive of Christin Cooper and the overall interview.”
Bode has tweeted his support for NBC reporter Christin Cooper who grilled him about his younger brother, Chelone, who passed away from a seizure last year at only 29 years old.
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
Here's the interview:
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