Michael Bay explains why he walked off stage at CES
Michael Bay is a popular director that is behind action films like The Rock, Bad Boys, and the Transformers franchise. Bay went on stage at CES recently to endorse a new Samsung TV. However, his teleprompter got stuck and he was left speechless.
“The type is all off, sorry, but I’ll just wing this,” said Bay as he tried to recover from his fumbled speech. “We’ll wing it right now.”
Samsung exec Joe Stinziano tried to help Bay recover by asking him what he thinks of the curved Samsung TV. Bay gave up and walked off stage after apologizing.
Bay was embarrassed by the incident and wrote a blurb on his personal blog about it.
“Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES — I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down — then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing,” said Bay.