Season 7 of Fox’s hit reality-competition series The Masked Singer hasn’t start airing yet, but apparently, there’s already some controversy with a recent unveiling.


Deadline reports that during a taping last week, one of the unmasked contestants was revealed to be none other than Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City who, in recent years, became one of Former President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies. In fact, due to him fervently pushing Trump’s “big lie” of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election, he was recently subpoenaed in the investigation on the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Needless to say, Giuliani’s involvement with The Masked Singer was not fully welcomed. Upon his unmasking, two of the judges, comedian/actor Ken Jeong and singer Robin Thicke, walked off “in protest,” leaving fellow judges Jenny McCarthy and Nicole Scherzinger to engage in the regular post-elimination banter with Giuliani on stage. Jeong and Thicke eventually returned to the judges’ panel to continue taping.

No word yet on what costume Giuliani wore during the season, which has a theme of “The Good, The Bad, and The Cuddly,” but apparently we won’t have to wait long, as TV Line reports that he was the very first celebrity to be eliminated and unmasked. So, at least he won’t last as long as former Governor of Alaska (and ex-VP hopeful) Sarah Palin did in season 3.

Season 7 of The Masked Singer is set to premiere this Spring on FOX.