Sofia Vergara Was Just Completely Objectified In A Tone-Deaf Joke on The Emmys

And the internet was — rightfully — enraged.


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Many felt tonight’s Emmys hit a bum note by making Sofia Vergara take place in a bit that reduced the four-time Emmy nominee to nothing more than a spinning piece of meat to distract from a boring speech given by the chairman of the Television Academy, Bruce Rosenblum.

While he talked about the impressive unions that help produce our favorite television shows, Vergara rotated on a platform in front of him as the audience nervously chuckled at the unexpectedly misogynistic stunt.

The bit was less tolerated by viewers, who flooded Twitter with outrage.

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did that Sofia Vergara bit really just happen? where am I? #Emmys

— karina (@mskarinazayas)
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Modern Family wins every award it's ever nominated for but apparently that's not enough for Sofia Vergara to be treated as more than a prop.

— fucking metal bitch (@samala_prosser)
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But do we really need to objectify Sofia Vergara anymore? She's got a great sense of humor, not just t and a

— Bridget Fitzpatrick (@BridgetFitzz)
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Still a little queasy about that Sofia Vergara bit. #Emmys2014

— Sarah Shemkus (@Shemkus)
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So last night, Beyonce shows her talent. Tonight, the #emmys show us Sophia Vergara's boobs. Great.

— Julie Nilsson Smith (@julnilsmith)
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Beyoncé's FEMINIST sign photoshopped behind rotating Sophia Vergara Barbie in 5...4...3...

— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg)
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Bring back Beyoncé's FEMINISM for Sofia Vergara to rotate in front of! #Emmys #VMAs

— Balenciaga (@nickmoutvic)
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Sophia Vergara on a lazy Susan. Just why, #Emmys?

— Carla Pereira (@Carla_Pereira2)
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I wish they did that rotating Sofia Vergara joke with a guy.

— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford)
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Sophia Vergara. Warning. You are treading close to Charo territory. #Emmys

— Jennifer Heftler (@Knadele)
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On the plus side, the Vergara bit has magically united everyone in my Twitter feed in mutual sorrow and shame.

— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum)
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The whole I'm Sofia Vergara & I'm hot but wait I'm funny bc I make fun of how hot I am is lost on me. #itsnotfunny #letsmoveon #Emmys2014

— Alison Canada-Green (@adc123)
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— Jace Lacob (@televisionary)
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Yeah, that was rough.

— Gilbert Cruz (@gilbertcruz)
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After Modern Family’s Outstanding Comedy Series win, Vergara responded to the hubbub (via EW) in the press room, saying: “I think it’s absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it’s ridiculous that somebody started this — I know who she was — who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit.”

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