Former American Idol host Brian Dunkleman is clapping back at haters in the new year. Reports surfaced that Dunkleman is now an Uber driver and some refuse to let him live it down.
In 2002 Idol introduced the world to two talented hosts but only one of them would make their mark in the entertainment world. Ryan Seacrest’s career has soared since his first stint on national television. Unfortunately we can’t say the same for his former co-host Brian Dunkleman.
TMZ took the liberty to reveal Dunkleman’s current occupation while reporting on details of his tumultuous divorce. The network reports that financial documents filed show Dunkleman’s occupation as an “Uber driver.
According to TMZ he began working as a ride-share driver in 2016, where he said he works about 45 hours a week and earns around $800 a week.
The former host is currently wrapped up in a gnarly custody battle with his estranged wife Kalea Dunkleman. In order to make ends meet Dunkleman had to do what was best to support himself and his son.
The 47 year old took matters into his own hands after the news surfaced.
— Brian Dunkleman (@briandunkleman) January 4, 2019
Someone is not a happy camper…with good reason. Dunkleman didn’t stop there…writing in a separate tweet, “And I make over a grand on a good week motherf***ers. @TMZ @HarveyLevinTMZ #HumanBarnacles.”
Job shaming has become a serious problem within our culture. Similarly to Dunkleman, former entertainers from around the world are experiencing this same type of ridicule.
Dunkleman left Idol back in 2002 to pursue an acting career. Speaking of his exit Dunkleman said, “Of course, when it comes to the financial aspect, of course there are regrets. I wouldn’t be human if I said no.”
All we have to say is there’s absolutely nothing wrong with an honest job and doing whats best for you and your family. Brian keep doing you!