“Why do we have this weird chemistry?” The awkward question that left Waleed Aly speechless
Comedian and broadcaster Em Rusciano made Waleed Aly slightly uncomfortable during an awkward conversation on last night’s episode of The Project.
Joining The Project panel to promote her new The Rage & Rainbows live show which is set to tour nationally this month – it didn’t take long for her and Waleed to spark a conversation.
Looking visibly nervous, the journalist was about to ask a question but stumbled over his words, forcing Rusciano to intervene.
“Oh, HELLO. I always make you nervous, and I’m sorry. Why do we always have this weird chemistry when I see you? I love you! I think you’re amazing!” she said.
“No, no, you don’t make me nervous,” Waleed reassured. “I think you’re misunderstanding. I’m nervous because of the question I’m asking.”
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The rest of the team seemed to be in on the whole debacle, saying they gave the question to Waleed on purpose.
So he attempted to ask the question again: “Tell us about the classically trained dancing vaginas?”
The audience burst into a round of applause, with Rusciano displaying her excitement alongside the cheer.
“I made Waleed Aly say ‘classically-trained dancing vaginas’. Put it on my IMDB!” she said.
But the embarrassment didn’t stop there, as Rusciano went on to explain that she featured “vagina dancers” in her live show to help women feel empowered about their bodies: “I want everyone to ‘flap up’,” she said.
“It’s the strongest part of the body. It gives birth. It gives life and can take life if you do enough pelvic floors. The show ends on these beautiful vagina costumes coming out,” she said.