It was one of those astonishing moments when a celebrity is caught on national television like a deer in the proverbial headlights. It occurred when ABC anchor Katie Couric, who was interviewing the cagey singer Beyonce, reached over, and without warning rubbed the baby bump that has been at the center of controversy for months.
Beyonce appeared startled as she reached down reflexively when Katie copped a feel. “I’m sorry, am I allowed to do that?” Katie asked as she snatched her hand back.
When a woman caresses another woman’s baby bump, the moment usually passes quickly between the two women.
But Katie’s hand returned to groping Beyonce’s baby bump a second time — as if Katie wasn’t confident that what she felt the first time was actually a human baby.
It was clear that Katie was performing a tactile examination of Beyonce’s baby bump, which was first introduced to the world in September at the MTV VMAs. Prior to that, no one knew the 30-year-old was pregnant.
Judging from Couric’s reaction afterwards, it was clear that she still had her doubts that Beyonce’s baby bump was real. But Couric never expressed those doubts on the air. We wish we could have been a fly on the wall when Katie told her friends what she really thought about the baby bump!
Watch the interview after the break, courtesy of @Yardieiz4life!