Later, the comedian elaborated on what was going through his head at that moment: “Mom and Dad are sitting there … And Ellen’s just like, ‘Hey, Ha-SAN!’ I looked in the audience … and my mom, who gave me that name, is just like, ‘Eugh.’ And I’m like, ‘Dude, what am I doing?'”
“And so I was like, ‘Alright, Ellen, just let’s do this right now,'” he continued. “‘Cause we can pronounce Timothée Chalamet, so we’re gonna do this right now.”
Nevertheless, after the interview, Hasan’s father chided him for wasting time on-air to correct Ellen. While Hasan understood where his father was coming from, he disagreed with him, noting that his parents’ generation fought to survive while his generation is here to live and thrive.