Donny Deutsch: "Monarch" Michelle Obama Was An "Uninvited Guest"
"As far as I'm concerned, she was an uninvited guest. Now what I mean by that is, you have to give the consumer, the viewer, the ultimate respect. They have tuned in to watch movie stars, to watch movies. And all of a sudden, politics is thrown at them," television personality Donny Deutsch said about First Lady Michelle Obama delivering the Best Picture award as last night's Academy Awards.
"If I want to watch Jimmy Fallon, and I know she's on, that's okay. But, that was an intrusion, and I have a feeling that three out of four Americans -- forget politics, if you're a Democrat or a Republican -- don't want to see the First Lady. I wanted more Jack Nicholson. And I think you have to respect your audience enough to not impose, once again, she's the First Lady, but that's not a moment we're looking for the President or the First Lady," Deutsch said on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
"On top of that, the tone of it, it was almost a monarch quality. She was sitting there and there was an elitist flavor to it. I was watching as a viewer and was going, 'huh?' and I'm a Democrat," he told host Piers Morgan.
"I just thought it was very very tone deaf and I was really surprised they did it," Deutsch concluded.