Today’s Karl Stefanovic roasted for ‘sweaty’ and ‘terrible’ anchor during Malaysia Airlines crisis
Karl Stefanovic was roasted by fans on Tuesday for his “terrible” on-the-ground reporting of the recent Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 crisis.
The Today show host, 49, appeared live at Sydney Airport to speak about the incident which saw a flight turned around after an unruly passenger began making ‘threats “.
Stefanovic struck viewers as nervous as he began his on-the-spot interview with two aviation experts and stumbled over his words repeatedly.
Viewers were ruthless in their critiques of Karl’s impromptu reporting style and took the mediaspy forums to roast it.
‘Karl doesn’t seem to add much being at the airport this morning IMO. He seems fumbling on his words and quite sweaty,’ a viewer said.
Karl Stefanovic (pictured) was roasted by fans on Tuesday for his ‘terrible’ ground coverage on the recent Malaysia Airlines flight MH122 crisis
“He is doing a terrible job at anchor this morning. I understand if he doesn’t have an autocue, but he should at least be able to chain a sentence together without it,’ another added.
‘I find him so grumpy this morning!’ a third person contributed.
Fortunately, Karl seemed to regain his composure as the morning progressed and gave viewers a better understanding of the frightening ordeal.
However, some questioned why he needed to be there in the first place, with one onlooker commenting: “It’s still perplexing why he has to be at the airport.” He could have done that in the studio just as well and been more effective.
Daily Mail Australia went to Today for a comment.
The Today show host, 49, appeared live at Sydney Airport to speak about the incident which saw a flight turned around after an unruly passenger began threatening
It comes after a Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Sydney on Monday afternoon after a passenger went on a wild rant about Allah.
A dramatic video showed the man calling himself a ‘slave of Allah’ before challenging other passengers to repeat that they were also ‘slaves of Allah’.
He was arrested at Sydney Airport around 7 p.m. Monday and spent the night in police custody.
Stefanovic looked nervous as he began his on-the-spot interview with two aviation experts and stumbled over his words several times.
The arrest came after police controversially took three hours to board the plane.
NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb confirmed on Tuesday that charges have been brought against the passenger who was allegedly at the center of the rant.
Muhammad Ali Arif, 55, a Pakistani-Australian dual citizen, will face Downing Center Local Court later today on two counts of misrepresentation and failure to follow instructions.
It comes after a Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to return to Sydney on Monday afternoon after a passenger calling himself Muhammad (left) launched a mad rant about Allah.