Internet Goes Crazy Over Sofia Vergara Spinning on a Pedestal in a “Sexist” Emmy Gag

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Many have trashed a segment during the Emmy Awards in which Sofia Vergara rotated whilst standing on a pedestal onstage, branding the joke “sexist.”

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The segment saw Television Arts and Sciences President Bruce Rosenblum requesting that Vergara stand on the rotating pedestal as he spoke of the ever-changing landscape of TV, and how it has always “given audiences something to look at.”

Watch the segment in the video below:

Explaining the “point” of the segment, Modern Family star Vergara responded to the criticisms by saying: “It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself.” 

Those who have defended the gag have claimed that it is satire, but I’m not sure what’s satirical about an actress spinning around on a platform while the audience applauds her rear end.

Many took to Twitter to slam the segment, with @imransisiddiquee succinctly summarizing the “joke,” writing: “Sofia Vergara objectified on stage by president of an awards show that has only twice awarded a Latina woman with an acting award.”

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