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Bode Miller Speaks Out About Emotional Interview

Aedan Juvet | PopWrapped Author

Aedan Juvet

Senior Staff Writer
@AedanJuvet
08/16/2014 3:38 am
PopWrapped | Current Events
Bode Miller Speaks Out About Emotional Interview
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Aedan Juvet

Staff Writer

@AedanJuvet

U.S. skier Bode Miller was brought to tears during an interview after winning a bronze medal in the super-G race in Sochi Russia a few days ago which brought on some negative attention to the interviewer. NBC's Christin Cooper has faced a lot of negative backlash for pushing with questions regarding Miller’s late brother. Miller’s brother Chelone was a 29 year old professional snowboarder who passed away last year due to a seizure Bode Miller tells the TODAY show his feelings on the post victory interview; "I have known Christin a long time, and she's a sweetheart of a person, I know she didn't mean to push. I don't think she really anticipated what my reaction was going to be, and I think by the time she realized it, it was too late. I don't blame her at all." In the initial interview, Miller made reference his brother's death, then Cooper asked what it was like to put on a performance like that for Chelone, and Miller’s eyes began to tear. Cooper went on asking, "When you’re looking up in the sky at the start, we see you there, and it just looks like you’re talking to somebody. What’s going on there?” Miller leaned up against a fence and began to cry. "I feel terrible that she's taking the heat for that because it really was just a heat-of-the-moment kind of circumstance,'' Miller recalled to Matt Lauer of TODAY Show. "I don't think there was any harm intended. It was just a lot of emotion for me. It's been a lot over the past year. You sometimes don't realize how much you can contain that stuff until the dam breaks, and then it's just a real outpouring." Miller then took to social media to further defend the interviewer like a true compassionate human being, tweeting: https://twitter.com/MillerBode/status/435290234331598848 https://twitter.com/MillerBode/status/435289844190031872 With the possibility of this being his last Olympic run (nothing is set in stone) Miller says; "If these are my last Olympic races, I'm proud of what I accomplished, and I feel really good about my efforts in ski racing,'' he said. "I don't really feel like it will be that emotional for me, but you never know, it might not be my last ones, either. We've been making jokes about the next Olympics. I want to win these next races, so I go in there with focus, and I haven't been thinking too much about the future and how I'm going to feel about it." Congratulations on the Bronze Bode Miller, well deserved and earned. All of us at PopWrapped wish you and your family the best.

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