Well, FOX certainly got as much mileage as it possibly could have from it’s Rudy Giuliani unmasking tonight on The Masked Singer.
They saved the controversial figure for the final elimination in the final heat of this Good, Bad, and Cuddily season.
And they maxed out viewer interest in what was a relatively tame unmasking.
Only Ken Jeung was visibly upset. Nicole and Jenny were dancing. Robin Thicke was disappointed but probably because he praised the “Jack in the Box” before the unmasking. He was not visible in the final shot of the episode (he was rumored to have also walked off).
Social media still had some very strong opinions.
Let’s go to the reactions…..
— crazieanimefan1 🇺🇦🌻🌻 (@crazieanimefan1) April 21, 2022
Good for Ken to walk off. Rudy is a Jack Hole in a box that has disgraced the legal process and democracy. Can't believe Fox stooped this low for ratings#TheMaskedSinger
— UV(♏💜Her Violetness💜😈) (@ultraviolettea) April 21, 2022
— CristalWrite 🥂 (@cristal_write) April 21, 2022
Yeah Ken was not happy. I wouldn’t be either. Good on him for standing his ground. 👏🏼#TheMaskedSinger
— Ari 💖 (@IM5sosMusic) April 21, 2022
I don't believe for a second that audience cheered for that man. I bet they used stock footage#TheMaskedSinger
— Stephon ♉️ (@StephonJS87) April 21, 2022
— Red Ranger Chris (@RedRangerChris) April 21, 2022
It’s a jackass in a box! #TheMaskedSinger
— Lauren Csmereka (@Lcsmereka) April 21, 2022
They really let Rudy have a clue package about love. Fuck right off. #TheMaskedSinger
— Jennifer (@Jen_naaay) April 21, 2022
Don’t care that he is lousy at making guesses-I have all the respect for Dr Ken-and none for Jenny and Nicole who kowtowed to traitorous Rudy Giuliani And then Robin clapping w/a big smile #TheMaskedSinger
— Sandy (@heretohearyou) April 21, 2022
— purple people eater (@thrillnmesoftly) April 21, 2022
Jenny McCarthy being a woo girl for Rudy Giuliani. Ken Jeong had the correct reaction. #TheMaskedSinger
— Ron Nicholls (@rnicholls) April 21, 2022
So upsetting that Ken couldn't be professional and had to bring his personal beliefs into it #TheMaskedSinger
— BoxerMom (@Jennife88648459) April 21, 2022
— Trina Slade-Burks (@dizeimage) April 21, 2022
It’s likely that after this reaction and the continued success of the show, that we could have more unpopular singers in future seasons.
What did you think of the unmasking? Does having politicians like Giuliani and Sarah Palin affect your opinion of the show. Let us know in the comments.