SOCHI (PIX11) — An NBC correspondent is receiving criticism for an emotional interview with Olympic skier Bode Miller.
During a post-game interview with Miller, NBC’s Christin Cooper, who is a former Olympian, asked the Bronze-medalist numerous times about his brother Chilly, who recently passed away.
“You’re showing so much emotion. What’s going through your mind?” Cooper asked Miller. “A lot, obviously. A long struggle coming in here. And, uh, just a tough year,” the Olympian responded.
Cooper then proceeds to ask Miller if his Olympic performance was for his brother. “I mean, I don’t know it’s really for him. But I wanted to come here and uh — I don’t know, I guess make my self proud.”
Cooper then asks another question about Miller’s brother, at which point the the skier breaks down and begins to cry.
NBC has been on the receiving end of fallout on social media for what is being called an insensitive interview.
Miller tweeted out support for Cooper, saying his tears were not her fault.
Cooper nor NBC has commented on the fallout.