To provide some eye candy as Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum gave a speech during Monday night’s Emmy Awards, Sofia Vergara hopped up on a platform and posed as she spun around on a pedestal like a trophy.
While Vergara was clearly in on the joke, people on Twitter weren’t laughing:
On the plus side, the Vergara bit has magically united everyone in my Twitter feed in mutual sorrow and shame.
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) August 26, 2014
When Vergara heard people were offended by the bit, she defended the skit to reporters after the Emmys:
I think it’s absolutely the opposite. It means someone can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money, so I absolutely think it’s ridiculous. And somebody who started this, and I know who she was, has no sense of humour and should lighten up a little bit!
Perhaps the “I know who she was” is aimed at Couric?
Watch the odd Emmys segment below and judge for yourself:
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