‘Silicon Valley’ Star Makes No Mention Of Trump Fight Hosting Critic’s Choice Awards
Comedian and actor T.J. Miller was arrested Friday after hitting a man over a Trump argument, but did not address the incident while hosting the Critic’s Choice Awards Sunday.
The “Silicon Valley” star repeatedly promised to address the “elephant in the room,” seemingly referring to his recent run-in with police, but never addressed his arrest before the crowd. (RELATED: ‘Silicon Valley’ Star Arrested After Fight About Donald Trump)
Tonight I will address the elephant in the room at @CriticsChoice on A&E. Tune in and find out.
— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) December 11, 2016
Miller was leaving the GQ Men of the Year party in Hollywood early Friday morning when the alleged argument took place. The comedian was riding in an Uber and began arguing with the driver about Donald Trump and reportedly struck the man in the head. The driver then placed Miller under citizen’s arrest and called the police who arrested the actor when they arrived on the scene.
Miller opened up the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards joking he would address the “elephant,” according to Page Six. “Yes, the election was hacked by the Russians,” Miller joked. He continued on in his opening monologue before teasing about the “elephant” again. “OK, let’s talk about the real elephant in the room, everyone’s been asking me about it,” Miller teased before saying it was the 31st anniversary of “A Chorus Line.”
The “Office Christmas Party” star also used his platform as host to crack some more jokes about President-elect Trump. Miller stated this year was a big year for trolls. “Not the movie,” he said, “dudes on the internet, one of them got elected.”
The “Silicon Valley” star was released Friday after posting $20,000 in bail. He has been ordered to appear in court January 9, according to Page Six.