He's a great guy, I'm sure he'd offer to do a photo shoot to raise money for the families (with a lot of conditions attached, of course). He couldn't attend any public functions because he'd be mobbed by adoring fans.
AGT howard would go. his people would announce it to media outlets and he'd crowbar it into AGT related interviews and appearances. he has this delusion that he can make america love him and think he's a great guy. this would be way bigger than hugging a little black kid.
pre-AGT howard would not feel like going and so he wouldn't. there would be some last minute mishap excuse like with gary's dad's funeral.
Of course not. He can't be bothered with goyim non-celeb shit.
Well, he might show his face for the Norris'. Isn't Tess Jewish? Not just that -- only this week Howard declared that Fred is a "B-list celebrity", which is way fancier than the kind of crowd that Beth is used to hobnobbing with. He made no reference to Gary's place in the fame strata, though. So Mary & the boys can suck it.