‘He’s Sexist & Incredibly Disrespectful’: Aubrey O’Day Blasts 'Celebrity Apprentice' Co-Star Arsenio Hall (EXCLUSIVE)
More than six million people watched as former late night host Arsenio Hall exploded at singer and former Playboy model Aubrey O’Day on Sunday’s three-hour-long episode of The Celebrity Apprentice.
"I Googled her and a naked picture of her with a gut popped up," 56-year-old Hall said, during their team’s project.
Reacting exclusively to Celebuzz, the ex-member of Danity Kane hit back at the comedian during an interview Monday and explained why she stormed out of Donald Trump's boardroom.
“It was below the belt,” the 28-year-old told us.
“What Arsenio did [on last night’s episode] was just incredibly disrespectful... sexist in my opinion and it only gets worse next week. I walked away because it crossed a line, the entire thing crossed a line.”
Likening Hall’s behavior to that of a bully, O’Day said it reinforced why she is playing the reality show for GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, which works to educate teachers, students and the public about the damaging effects of homophobia and bullying.
“I’m fighting for anti-bullying campaigns,” O’Day told Celebuzz.
“I am thinking of all the people that have been bullied, or that have been talked to in a really degrading or disgusting manner. (I’m thinking) what message I would want to send, if this were happening to them. You’ll see me act on that thought."
Now, the question remains: Is O’Day gone from the show for good?
“I am hoping that you will see me next week, I may or may not come back,” an evasive O’Day told Celebuzz.
Regardless, according to O’Day’s fellow castmate, Lisa Lampanelli, this isn't the end of the story.
On Monday, Lampanelli tweeted, "Interesting editing by NBC Sun., don't you think, @Aubrey ODay? The stuff they cut out of the boardroom was disgusting. Will all come out."
O'Day's responded: "Yeah. It's tiring. And typical. Oh well, on to real life!"
Check out the video below to see what led O’Day to exit the boardroom (along with two firings -- Dee Snider and Deborah Gibson).