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Neil Patrick Harris has an embarrassing exchange on Twitter when he forgets who author-comedian Rachel Bloom is

by Nayab

The usually smooth dude Neil Patrick Harris made an embarrassing slip up on Twitter when he failed to recognize comedian Rachel Bloom. It was a cringe-worthy mistake and one that fans are not likely to forget any time soon.

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Bloom is a writer, actor and Golden Globe award winner and, as it turns out, she has met Harris in the past!

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Neil Patrick Harris apparently forgot he met Rachel Bloom (Image Source: Instagram/Neil Patrick Harris)

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He live tweeted during the Tony Awards and asked fans who Bloom was (Image Source: Instagram/Neil Patrick Harris)

Harris forgot all about their meeting when he took to Twitter and started live tweeting the Tony Awards. Comfy on his couch, he commented on various events and goings-on, until he noticed Bloom, who was running around backstage during the show. Harris tweeted asking fans who the ‘woman in the top hat’ was because he was confused and couldn’t recognize her.

The How I Met Your Mother actor also wrote that his seven-year-old son had prompted him to notice Bloom. “Gideon remarked that she says ‘like’ and ‘oh my god’ a lot,” he wrote, still confused about the comedian’s identity. Fans started taking notice of the odd tweet and, not soon after, Bloom herself noticed it and decided to retort.

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Harris asked about ‘the woman in the top hat’ (Image Source: Twitter/Neil Patrick Harris)

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Bloom quickly replied to this, making fans think it was a pre-aligned joke (Image Source: Twitter/Rachel Bloom)

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Harris replied back and didn’t offer an apology, something that a lot of fans picked up on (Image Source: Twitter/Neil Patrick Harris)

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She threw some major shade at Harris, writing, “I’m a big fan of yours. We’ve met numerous times and my husband, Dan Gregor, wrote for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ for 5 years. Notably, he wrote the episode where your character finally meets his father.”

Harris must have cringed hard after this epic slip up! Fans certainly did not let it go, several telling him he was ‘embarrassing himself’. Harris did realize his mistake pretty quickly and replied to Bloom’s tweet. He didn’t apologize outright, but did write back saying, “Indeed! Well said. Thanks for the reminder. How was backstage?”

He still got some cringey reactions from his fans, while Bloom did not respond.

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In the same vein, others fans went on to say that it was obviously a joke and the actors had planned it out to troll their collective audiences. Fans reasoned that there was really no way Harris would not have recognized Bloom, given that her husband was one of the writers for his show. One fan commented, writing, “Pretty sure she’s in on it. Definitely not reading this the way you did. Yikes.”

Others followed suit, agreeing with the joke theory.

Joke or not, Bloom stole the show at the Tony Awards with her eclectic outfit. She wore a t-shirt with composer Stephen Sondheim’s face on it and people couldn’t stop staring. Bloom has a funny bone which she has shown during the writing and production of comedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. She won her Golden Globe for best actor in 2016.

Let’s hope Harris doesn’t forget her again!



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