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.
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.”
- Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won the New Hampshire primaries for the Democratic and Republican nominations 🇺🇸
- The Supreme Court put on hold President Obama's climate change plan, which aims to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
- And thank the Force: Disney's profits hit an all-time high of $2.9 billion after the latest *Star Wars* film release ✨💰