Eek. Giuliana Rancic’s fans were not pleased with Maria Menounos on Sunday, Jan. 25. In fact, they pretty much begged to have her taken off the air during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet at the 2015 SAG Awards.
The former Extra host recently made the switch over to E!, where she landed an overall deal with the network which includes her own series, Untold with Maria Menounos, a position on their roundtable series Live From E! and upcoming E! specials, including the red carpets. The TV personality also has a first-look deal between E! and her production company Underman/Omegagirl Prods.
Viewers, unfortunately, didn’t welcome the network’s newcomer with as open of arms.
After Rancic tweeted she was running errands on Sunday and the carpet kicked off, Twitter exploded with hate towards Menounos. In fact, one viewer even tweeted that she was “actually cringing” while watching.
Maria Menounos is such a terrible interviewer. It physically hurts to watch this.
— Mitali (@mmodi93) January 26, 2015
— Rachel (@rachelbrooke_) January 26, 2015
I'm actually cringing while Maria Menounos interviews celebs at the #SAGAwards ???? tres awkward
— Shaina Gressen (@shaina325) January 26, 2015
— shannon (@shanmckenna) January 26, 2015
Maria Menounos needs to work on her red carpet interviewing. Way too many awkward silences and rushes through list of questions. #SAGAwards
— Claire McCorquodale (@ClaireMcCorqs) January 26, 2015
Maria Menounos says nothing but "actually" and "it's hot, right?" Turn the page, please #ERedCarpet
— Riley Eversull (@RileyEversull) January 26, 2015
"Yeah, it was like, such a shame because he had to like, live a lie for so long." Maria Menounos, historical scholar. #SAGAwards
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) January 26, 2015
— Michelle Moore (@MooreMM0301) January 26, 2015
— G.Neldner (@Gazzalene) January 26, 2015