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Neil Patrick Harris 'Feels Bad' Calling Actor D-Bag

Neil Patrick Harris 'Feels Bad' Calling Actor D-Bag

Neil Patrick Harris says he regrets calling The Young and the Restless actor Eric Braeden a “D-bag” on Twitter.

The 37-year-old How I Met Your Mother star made the remark after Eric decided to drop out of a guest appearance on the hit CBS comedy.

Eric Braeden is a D-Bag. the actor, (Robin’s dad) agreed to a cameo, then last night bailed, saying the part wasn’t ‘substantial’ enough,” Neil tweeted.

Eric responded, telling EW, “I came back from hip surgery. I was off for three weeks. I’ve doubled my work … Everyone knows that I’m exhausted. I was not about to appear on a show for two lines, because that’s what it amounted to.”

Neil took to his Twitter page to say he felt “bad for the D-bag comment.”

“I don’t know the guy personally. I’m just fiercely protective of our show,” he added.

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  • Hanne

    Why didn’t the guy just say he was having a hip surgery?

  • Hanne

    Sorry I meant to say “just came back from a hip surgery”.

  • lala

    think before you tweet

  • Elizabeth

    Extremely unprofessional.

  • jack

    Neil Patric Harris screws men in the butt. who cares what the fag says

  • J

    turns out the d bag is neil

  • Too priviledged

    His type thinks they can say whatever they like and do whatever makes them feel good because it is their right. For a 37-year old man he need to be a little more thoughttful. Even if you are protecttive of your show that is no reason to insult someone. That is not an apology…it is trying for an excuse.

  • jenMS

    NPH is part of this “no bullying” movement. You can see how serious he is about it. Maybe he should practice what he preaches.

  • LadyB

    Forget about protecting your show, what about respect for the older generations. Calling a man that has been in this industry before you were even born a d-bag? Not cool.

  • Jackie

    He should feel bad. What he said was very unprofessional.

  • DarkEmpress

    I luv eric braeden aka victor newman! I guess the surgery explains a lot and i can see why he didnt want everyone to know that he had hip surgery. Victor Newman having hip surgery? Makes him seem vulnerable! It surprised me to hear it because on the Y&R he plays such a strong character who is pretty active and boxes that this tinkers with that image!

  • From Paris with Love

    Wow Ilove him but he disappoints me on this one. Even if the other person didn’t have had a good excuse, you should not complain about co-workers on twitter like that let alone name names and call names.
    It’s inapropriate, not classy and it only makes YOU look bad.
    I didn’t expect that from him. I guess we all lose it sometimes but his apology seems also kinda fishy O_o

  • missy

    he’s a fag, no other explaination needed.

  • Butter_Fly

    I grew up watchin’ Eric Braeden. Very cool actor. I can’t believe he called Victor Newman a dbag. That’s just asking for it. No one messes with Mr. Newman and gets away with it!

  • Dasha

    Eric Braeden a dbag? hmmm i don’t think so, it was very unprofessional to say that, I love Eric, his character in Y&R is Victor Frigging Newman, you can’t mess with him!!!

  • lexy hates bilson

    What’s NPH’s”kind” – he made a mistake and he apologized. Perhaps EB’s people should have said he was out for hip surgery….interesting how EB chose to take this so public – as opposed to just ignoring NPH. Guess he’s hoping to drum up some PR!

  • M

    Grow up, you pathetic, prissy little queer.

  • latam2012

    its pretty low to publicly insult someone who hasn’t really done anything And FYI Neil, your show is a poor mans friends, if that.

  • julianne

    eric b. is a d-bag… he’s ugly too. don’t be sorry neil, say what you think and stand behind it instead

  • julie

    don’t “bully” the douchebag faggot

  • Shell

    While I agree he probably shouldn’t have tweeted that…I’m sure Eric was being a d-bag. I mean come on…HIMYM is widely regarded as a great television show so this guy, who I have no clue on who the hell he is, should feel honored to be apart of it.

  • Shell

    @latam2012: Really? It’s hardly poor mans version of friends. 8.8 on Imdb and working on its 6th season is hardly a poor mans version of any show.

  • seijidan

    Neil is the D-Bag sorry. How I Met Your Mother is good but not that good honey. Get over yourself. A bad representative of how a gay is.

  • Kaz simply amazing! Pretty!!!!!!!

    They lookalike

  • Marieme

    Somewhere along the way NPH started believing his own hype. Clearly he thinks his opinon is somehow more valuable and that gives him the right to be a di ck. Problem is NPH started getting far too much (undeserved) attention and suddenly he’s the golden boy of Hollywood. Which I guess makes him believes he’s a an untouchable superstar with the best friggin’ show on the planet! And may anyone be damned who disagrees with that! I thought his behavior juvenile at best and disgustingly immature at worst. How dare he insult this man in the manner he did? Then to weakly apologize? Seriously he and his dumb little TV show can go to hell. I was happy to tweet him and tell him just this. I mean if anyone deserves to be called a douche!

  • nohemy

    NPH: Foot meet mouth.

  • busted


    Thanks for your comment. YOU stated everything I was thinking.

    I’m so tired of these people that get a bit of success thinking they are bigger then they are. They need to think about what Braeden, who has been in the business for about 50 years said. Enjoy it now, because you are as popular as you last show. Neil needs to get a grip same with a few others I could mention. TV shows don’t last always. and when they are cancelled then the stars of that show either sink or swim. Mostly SINK..

    Lost some respect for NPH.. his behavior is not a good example for his children either. Think before you open you mouth.

    another reason Celebrities need keep their as*es off Twitter.

  • Jokergurl

    D-bag, huh? He might want to look in the mirror, he seems to have an ego these days. How I Met Your Mother is no Two and A Half Men.

  • Nancy

    For those who don’t know Eric Braeden is like Al Pacino in the soap world. NPH should do some research before he insults a legend in the business.

  • anon



    As long as you don’t bully gays, it’s A-OK by him and people like Perez Hilton. He has gotten too smug for my liking.

  • anon

    @lexy hates bilson:

    # 16

    Are you for real? So now you’re blaming the victim of this tirade? If NPH hadn’t taken it public, no one would have known about it. EB has a RIGHT to defend his decision. NPH behaved like a lout.

  • Lalalove

    How rude. How about knowing the fact before you yap. smh

  • Halli

    I love Eric aka Victor!!!

    STFU Neil. You are tha d bag and a hysterical child apparently.

  • WesB

    NPH has done this crud before.
    Besides, How I met your Mom sucks.

  • jevi

    If he knew he was going to have surgery why didn’t he tell them earlier???

    that would have been more professional.

  • Ron C

    Who cares what the little pole-smoker thinks about anybody?
    Even though Eric Braeden is around 65 yrs old, he will probably outlive Dookie Packin’ Howser who is probably HIV+!!!!!

  • NPI

    a trashy guy: NPH

  • NPI

    a trash

  • NPP

    He is a trash

  • The Truth

    NPH should step off Victor Newman!! That guy has been around wayyy longer than he has, even if he felt he was justified at the time it was out of place.

  • Pariz Peltin

    It’s obvious who is D-bag.

  • Pariz Peltin

    it’s obvious who is d-bag

  • Lauren

    It’s about time someone called out Eric Braeden. He is so full of himself. Good for you NPH.

  • Louisa

    lol, eric braeden is only known by soap obsessed fans, no one who watches good television knows who he is. I am glad they recasted his role with ray wise, at least wise can convey some emotion, braeden always has the same tone of voice and facial expression, go to acting school dude!

    besides, why give roles to soap stars? just because you can memorize 50 pages, doesn’t mean you can act, just watch those shows, they are so busy saying all those lines they actually forget to show any real emotions and the few who have are no longer soap stars for a reason, primetime tv and movies noticed them and gave them a real acting career!

    besides, eric braeden was being a d-bag for bailing on his commitment. 2 lines is not much, it says alot about someone who goes around acting as if he is so much better. when your show (y&r) is getting less than 4 million views a year, versus a show that gets over 10 million, you really can’t go around acting like your the best there is.

    more people know who nph is than braeden for a reason.

    and from what I heard, last year, he refused to take a pay cut when the other actors were. everyone knows soaps are dying, people like braeden should be willing to take a cut, because anyone that is in the soap business for longer than 5 years probably doesn’t have the acting talent to get noticed by anyone in the primetime sector or movie sector. if you want your show to stay alive, you do what it takes to keep it alive. my mom watches that show, and from her own mouth, “jack is better than victor”, so yeah, she wouldn’t miss ya braeden!

  • Bud

    The dude has to be like 82 years old. I think the real reason he cancelled is because he can’t act.