- Ken Jeong was “super upset” that Rudy Giuliani was a contestant on “The Masked Singer,” People reported.
- Deadline reported Wednesday that Jeong stormed off the stage in protest following the reveal.
- “Ken felt disrespected and was livid to see Rudy was under the mask which is why he walked off,” a source said.
On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Jeong, who serves as a judge on the singing competition, walked off the stage in protest after Giuliani was unmasked on the show.
“Ken felt disrespected and was livid to see Rudy was under the mask which is why he walked off. There’s no way he could hide his feelings,” a source told People.
Fellow judge Robin Thicke also left the stage following the reveal. A second source told People it was to check on Jeong.
“Ken was super upset and indeed stormed out,” the source said. “Robin actually followed him because he and Ken are very close friends and he wanted to check on him. Robin didn’t storm out because of Giuliani.”
The source went on to say that Jeong was a vocal opponent of Giuliani and the Trump administration, particularly in their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Ken has been incredibly vocal about how the previous administration handled many things but especially COVID-19 and has found a lot of what they’ve said not only wrong but dangerous,” the source added. “To get someone who helped to spread misinformation and call into question the accuracy of our election and democracy to appear on his show was going to set him off.”
Representatives for Jeong and FOX, which hosts the show, did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.