Last night’s Emmys was a grand affair with the likes of Robert DeNiro, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah. There was a lot of excitement with Stephen Colbert serving as host, but it seems that one joke may have gone too far for audiences.
Colbert’s opening monologue was coming to a close when he made a comment regarding the total attendees for the ceremony, only for Sean Spicer to come on stage with a prop podium to assure the audience that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, PERIOD, both in person and around the globe”. The collection of celebs had a wide array of responses, ranging from laughter to horror.
As it turns out, the most outraged of all were the viewers at home. Twitter erupted with comments disapproving Spicer’s appearance and condemning the Emmys for giving him more airtime than he deserves.
Here’s what Twitter has to say:
If u think that Spicer should be allowed to participate in anything but an apology, you really dont understand anything&im bummed about you.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 18, 2017
I'm not ready to laugh "with" Sean Spicer. I think he is an evil, opportunistic liar that hurt our country.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 18, 2017
Sean Spicer was the first Trump official post-inauguration to lie to the American people & treat our free press as the enemy. Fuck. Him.
— David Stassen (@davidstassen) September 18, 2017
Shame on the Emmys for the Spicer validation. He is dedicated to demeaning our craft and restricting our freedoms of speech. #Unforgivable
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 18, 2017
As Deray would say, watch whiteness work to normalize Sean Spicer! COME! ON!
— roxane gay (@rgay) September 18, 2017