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Neil Patrick Harris has formally (read: Twitter) apologized to Rachel Bloom for his tweet about her during the Tony Awards. We can all go back to thinking about the global drinking-water crisis now.
“Sincere apologies to @Racheldoesstuff for my Tony tweet,” Harris wrote on the social media website Wednesday.
“I failed to research her before pressing ‘send,’ and what I thought was a funny comment in our living room must have been far from funny to read, backstage, mid show,” he said. “As a performer and a parent, I should have know [sic] better.”
Bloom accepted the “How I Met Your Mother” alum’s apology. See their most recent exchange here:
Hi, thank you for this! Apology accepted.
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) June 13, 2018
That wasn’t the first back-and-forth in this very public saga.
The since-settled Twitter spat started Sunday during the Tony Awards when Harris posted that he was “confused” by Bloom’s performance as the CBS special’s backstage correspondent. He referred to the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star and creator as “the woman in the top hat.”
Bloom told GQ that she was “kind of devastated” by the fact that Harris, whom she has met “numerous times,” didn’t seem to recognize her. Her husband, Dan Gregor, was a writer on his “How I Met Your Mother” sitcom for years.
“Look. I’ve met him a couple times,” Bloom told the men’s magazine. “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 the interview, Bloom also commented on Harris’ overall Twitter presence, saying that having 27 million followers has distorted his idea of what makes for an interesting tweet.
“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,” she said. “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.”
“I really, really hope that I can surround myself with people who will call me out on my s—, 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,” Bloom continued.