Katherine Webb went on the Today Show this morning to talk to Matt Lauer about all the hype and hoopla surrounding her. And just like that, 15 minutes of fame became 20.
Matt Lauer spent very little time dancing around the subject of how ESPN apologized on behalf of Brent Musberger for his comments. Thankfully, in a show of normalcy, Katherine defended Brent.
Katherine Webb: “I think the media’s been unfair to him. If he would have said something along the lines of we were hot or sexy or made any derogatory statements like that, I think it would have been a little bit different. The fact he said we were both beautiful and gorgeous, I don’t see why any woman wouldn’t be flattered by that. So, I think that they’ve been unfair to him.”
Matt Lauer: “So, no reason for ESPN to apologize in your opinion?”
Katherine Webb: “You know I don’t think it was needed honestly. I mean, of course I appreciate it, but at the same I don’t think I needed an apology.”
Ummm, why the hell would she be upset about any of this? Her Twitter following went from 2,300 to over 200,000 and she’s now arguably more popular than her QB boyfriend.
Even her parents are telling everyone to back off. “On one hand, you can look at it as being kind of like the dirty old man, but I’m used to this and I think if you really look into what that he was trying to say, he was trying to be complimentary, and I think they need to give Brent a break,” Alan Webb told FOX 5 Atlanta. In my opinion, once a father tells you that it’s fine to compliment his daughter, it’s officially OK.
Also, who do you think wants AJ to stay at Alabama more? AJ or Katherine? Because everyone knows that as soon as he gets drafted in the last round, his popularity flushes down the toilet faster than Notre Dame’s chances of actually winning the BCS.