Wayne Brady Talks “Let’s Make a Deal” & Daughter’s DMs
Defending his daughter.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18’s all-new Daily Pop, Wayne Brady sounded off on his decision to call out men who were sending his underage daughter Maile direct messages on social media.
“I’m glad we were able to put that dude on front street to make a point,” the Whose Line Is It Anyway? star told E!’s Carissa Culiner and Justin Sylvester. “I think that young women, and women in general, social media can be a land mine of idiots and horrible pigs.”
As Wayne continued, he claimed that “something has happened to men, and people in general, that they feel they can just do whatever the hell they want to on social media.”
Back in October, Wayne called out two Instagram users who had sent direct messages to his 17-year-old daughter.
Alongside a video, where Wayne further expressed his stance on the situation, he wrote, “DON’T you EVER reach out to my daughter again. My love to all parents who fight the good fight daily of navigating the land mines and traps of social media and the internet, doing your best to raise a happy, healthy future adult.”
And, if his original Instagram post didn’t make his stance clear, the 48-year-old comedian declared that people need to “stay out of women’s DMs.”
On a lighter note, Wayne gave an update on Let’s Make a Deal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Through the pandemic, I started doing a version called Let’s Make a Deal: At Home, and what I loved about that was the intimacy of the one-on-one. And we can still be funny,” Wayne shared. “But, I was able to talk to people and that’s what we’re doing with this version.”
Let’s Make a Deal has returned to the studio, but it looks very different due to COVID-19.
“We have 12 people in audience, they’re all spaced,” he continued. “And then, we have 18 people on big screens in the studio and they are playing with us in real time. We still can interact with the audience.”
While Wayne promised that he and announcer Jonathan Mangum are having a good time on-camera, he now isn’t “screaming over 200 people.”
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