After the season finale of “Celebrity Big Brother” on February 23, runner-up Todrick Hall canceled all press interviews.
After weeks of being sequestered in the “Big Brother” home, Hall found that the judges and “Big Brother” fans were upset with his behavior on the show. He only spoke publicly about his time on Celebrity Big Brother on March 13, when he told fans via Instagram that he would address the backlash against him once his tour began.
In conversation with entertainment tonight, Hall spoke for the first time about how he feels about the experience. He told the outlet that he apologized for saying “a lot of things that offended people,” but added, “It was just a game to me.”
Hall addressed his use of personal attacks in-game
Lies, deceit and manipulation are the order of the day in the game “Big Brother”. But fans weren’t happy with Hall because of some things he said about other houseguests that had nothing to do with gameplay, most notably his comments about the way Shanna Moakler dressed and how she got famous.
“I wish the personal remarks hadn’t been said. I wish I hadn’t entered a personal level. But I don’t regret being on the show and I learned a lot from it,” Hall told Entertainment Tonight.
“I think my biggest regret is ever blurring the lines between game and reality and ever saying anything negative to anyone. I actually liked everyone in the house,” said the singer and choreographer. “There’s nobody I didn’t like, and I’ve seen people on ‘Big Brother’ get into huge arguments and then years later be at each other’s weddings. I’m hoping something similar could happen here because I feel like I’ve really bonded with certain people.”
Despite speculation that Hall and Miesha Tate have had a falling out since Celebrity Big Brother, Hall told ET that they “still talk and text every day.”
How Hall really feels about Moakler
Hall convinced Shanna Moakler’s allies to turn against her, which ultimately led to her being expelled from Celebrity Big Brother. On the way out, Moakler told Hall she would convince the jury to vote against him. However, Hall insists that he likes Moakler as a person.
“I really liked her a lot. They didn’t show it, but I was the person cheering for them on the other side of the house for a long time,” he told ET. “I thought she had great clothes. We had a lot of real moments. It’s unfortunate for me that we’re the ones who clashed the most. But I think time heals all wounds.”
He also said viewers at home missed key bits of him and Moakler’s Arc at the house when the live feeds were down.
“On certain days the live feeds were only at seven percent. The audience needs to try and fill in the blanks of what happened during that time,” Hall said. “There are certain parts of Shanna and I’s situation that just aren’t true.”
He said he “didn’t have any problems with it [Shanna] until she started having issues with me at first.”
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