Chris hangs up on The Bert Show...then calls back

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tweets about bertshow interview this morning.

Stefunny77Stephanie
<S>@</S>BertShowBert He said he wasn't comfortable with those questions & you ignored him and asked about Gwyneth anyway. Prob that + a bad mood

MatthewJohnson2Matt Johns
<S>@</S>BertShowBert It definitely got my to listen, but probably in poor taste to air.. Gonna get your show noticed though, so that's a positive.ago
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KSheff17Kelli
>@</S>BertShowBert don't think it was the personal questions - I think 4 different people on the phone asking questions overwhelmed him.

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S>@</S>ajcradiotv <S>@</S>bertshowbert We know! TBS has spent half the morning talking about it. It really wasn't THAT big of a deal! Sheesh.
 

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That's the worst questions I've ever seen, and it makes it even worse that they asked it to a guy who don't like talking about his private life.

What a complete arse "Bert" is.
 

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Sure, Chris could have handled it differently, perhaps better, but clearly the "radio show" didn't give a shit about Coldplay as a band.

Note to Coldplay management: Perhaps booking the boys for interviews with every Tom, Dick, and Harry isn't in their best interest. Surely you can come up with better ways to promote the album.
 

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Sure, Chris could have handled it differently, perhaps better, but clearly the "radio show" didn't give a shit about Coldplay as a band.

Note to Coldplay management: Perhaps booking the boys for interviews with every Tom, Dick, and Harry isn't in their best interest. Surely you can come up with better ways to promote the album.
I agree. One of our local stations hates Coldplay and makes fun of them everytime they "have to" play them. For the one day last month Coldplay visited the station, the radio hosts were "nice" about them. Because they were doing their bosses a favour. :veryangry2:

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Those interviewers have no idea what it's like to have a life in which everything you say can and will be used against you. And then to constantly be asked about your personal life while you're there to talk about music. Cause you know, he's the only one in the band who gets that, no one ever asks about Jonny's, Guys or Will's family. And it just must be so weird for him that people are constantly trying to find out about that in every way and he has to be really carefull about what he says about it and then getting all these questions fired at you by people who think it's funny to ask that. I'd probably hang up to, even if it's not smart and it was very kind of Chris to call back and to explain that he wasn't offended but he just didn't know how to handle the question.
I think Chris gets that people like to know stuff about his relationship, but he just doesn't always know how to handle it.
 

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i just heard this interview , bert was shit! he was giving enough indicators that he was uncomfortable! i am just asking him, why the hell did he call back!
 

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link to the actual interview (and a lot of bla bla beforehand)
 

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Wow, this guy is a jerk. Chris even said he wasn't comfortable answering questions like that and they still continued to ask him. That last question went a bit too far. It speaks volumes that Chris even called back after he hung up. I feel so bad for Chris because his personal life is always in the spotlight. He could of handled it better, yes but Bert was really out of line.
 

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So they played it anyway. Classy, just classy......NOT.

Skip to 11:03 for the actual interview.

And also before it trying to talk it all right again. They just shouldn't talk right and just play the actual interview if they do that anyway. Like the Bert guy is saying that they have the right to get insight into one's personal life in exchange to promoting their music. 'it's a fair change' they say. Ehm, NO. And also babbling again about it afterwards. Stop speculating about what really happened, if you're not even seeing that you might have done something wrong at all. Just whjdaukghdfajhfkaek.

And a really good interview according to them? No.

Urgh.
 

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"I'm uncomfortable answering questions about my wife."

"So about your wife's tweet..."

*hangs up*

"DID HE HANG UP OH MY GOD WHY DID HE HANG UP!?!"
 

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Also, them blowing this totally out of proportion just makes them look like huge assholes. Nothing happened, jesus.
 

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Jeeze!
He said that he doesn't like talking about it and they just kept on going. And they are too protective about it afterwards as well, and doesn't really try looking at it from another perspective. They could just say "Sorry, we messed up. We probably shouldn't have asked him that question" instead of criticizing him. :uneasy:
 

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poor Chris .. i think he was just seriously stressed..and very tired ..lots of demands on him just now, it can all be quite overwhelming , and he is just a person after all. He did the classy thing and he called back.:thinking:
 

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Oh poor Chris, he gets really uncomfortable talking about his personal stuff.
 

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damn right he is, media has nothing to do with your private life!

Bert has the emotional range of a squid!
 

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I think they just using Chris to create some drama.
Poor Chris.
 

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Even though Chris didn't want them to air this interview, I'm glad they did b/c now any objective listener can see what happened here. They could have gotten a great interview here, it started so well. The other guy even provided a nice joke so they could move on, but this Bert guy just couldn't let it go. I've listened to every single Coldplay interview provided in the Multimedia area of this board. Every interviewer shows class when Chris gets uncomfortable about talking about his family. Even lovable Steve Kroft of CBS 60 Minutes didn't push it. Just who this Bert guy thinks he is? Granted, Chris could have said, next question! But I can't say he had no valid reason to hang up on this asshole.
 

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I listened to the interview and i fucking hate that Bert guy. They were totally disrespectful and totally disregarded his feelings about the situation. I would have hung up too
 

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Chris says that he doesn't feel comfortable answering personal/family questions. The next question is about his wife. And they expect him to answer?
 

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Any interviewer should know not to mention Gwen, quite frankly If Chris wants to keep his life private, then its no-one elses business. I really look up to the band, and I'm a huge fan, If I was interviewing them I could ask so many questions, but I wouldn't dare ask about his family, its just unnecessary
 
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