Rachel Bloom Set The Record Straight About That Neil Patrick Harris TweetGet the Full StoryNeil Patrick Harris wasn t at the Tony Awards last weekend, but he still managed to make his presence known by live tweeting the event. That s actually too generous. He popped off with a handful of observations , one of which sounded an awful lot like an I don t know her joke directed towards Rachel Bloom who was working the backstage beat for the show. Turns out it wasn t a joke. Doogie must actually suffer from prosopagnosia, because Rachel gave an interview with GQ and read Doogie for filth. But in a nice way.
GQ wanted to know if the tweet was part of a bit or what, because people were confused as to why Doogie would be so rude. Rachel responded:
No, no, no. It wasn t a joke. Basically I saw that tweet. And I was kind of devastated. I was actually going to tweet, “This makes me sad.” But then I was like, “Ehhhhhhhhhh I don t want to give him that, necessarily.” Look. I ve met him a couple times. Very recently, backstage in the dressing room of a Broadway show. And we hung out for a solid 15 minutes with the star of this Broadway show. It was just bizarre to me that it wouldn t ring a bell. And also, that he wouldn t Google it.
In case you missed it, Rachel responded to the original tweet by reminding Doogie that they had met on several occasions and that her husband was a writer on How I Met Your Mother. Rachel went on to say that Doogie is basically a two-bit actor with his head surgically sewn into his ass who couldn t write his way out of a paper bag and gets a boner every time somebody likes him on twitter. But in a nice way.
But look, he s not a writer, so his version of a Twitter joke is to just kind of live-comment to Twitter followers with kind of random, unformed thoughts. And fame does that to you where you think every kind of random, unformed thought is a gem, because you get 10,000 likes from it. He has, like, 27 million Twitter followers. And that makes me scared about fame in general. The yes-men. Even if what you re saying is, I don t know, kind of weird or unoriginal, you re still getting a lot of approval and dopamine surges for saying it. And I really, really hope that I can surround myself with people who will call me out on my shit, so that even if I ever were to have 27 million Twitter followers I would be just kind of a person first, and a famous person second.
Oh yes she did that. Neil has since apologized but honestly, he should just retire after that burn.
Hi, thank you for this! Apology accepted.
— Rachel Bloom Racheldoesstuff June 13, 2018
Doogie better watch his step. Rachel was palling around backstage with Patti Lupone and Bernadette Peters. That’s one girl-gang I would not fuck with.