Tyra Banks is no stranger to controversy. The TV personality has faced plenty of criticism from fans and colleagues alike. Recently, Brooke Burke called Tyra for being “a diva”.
During Wednesday’s episode of David Yontef’s “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast, the actress called Banks “a diva” and claimed “everybody knows” it. Burke added, “There’s nothing wrong with that, and I’m not saying anything bad about her — be a diva!”
Burke’s comments about Tyra were in response to Yontef, who asked what she thought about Banks as a host and the criticism she’s received from fans. Burke further explained, “It’s [just] not the place to be a diva.”
Burke also said on the podcast that she believes Banks had a “tough transition” trying to replace Bergeron and former co-host Erin Andrews for Seasons 29 and 30. She said, “Change is hard for everyone. They’ve gone through a lot on that show, that’s for sure,” before adding, “you are just not the star” as the host.
“Like, it is just not about you as the host, right? So, yeah, I think Tyra is great in a shining role. I will just say that.”
Over the years, Banks has received her fair share of backlash from viewers for various on-air hiccups, awkward banter and over-the-top fashion moments. The backlash from fans was particularly intense during Season 29 when she accidentally announced the wrong bottom two couples on live TV. Meanwhile, Tyra has yet to respond to Burke’s comments. Stay tuned to Thirsty for future updates.
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