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Sean Spicer at the Emmys
Former WH spokesman Sean Spicer at the Emmys in Los Angeles last Sunday

Sean Spicer’s appearance at the 69th Primttime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Sunday created quite the controversy with many stars questioning the logic behind the presence of former White House Press Secretary.



The host of the evening, Stephen Colbert, called Sean Spicer out onstage from behind a podium to rave about the rating numbers for the awards ceremony. Spicer’s presence and speech was a joke referencing his claims that President Trump’s inauguration drew larger crowds than President Obama’s inauguration.

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After many disagreements with the media and President Trump, Spicer resigned earlier this summer, after only a six-month stint with the Trump administration — a lengthy career in comparison to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s notorious eleven days.

2017 Emmys Award show

Scaramucci’s stint as WH communications director ended shortly after he claimed, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock… I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” Iconic.




As Spicer was pushed out on a podium the camera cut to the faces of celebrity audience members who were shocked by the former White House spokesman’s appearance. Melissa McCarthy, who famously portrayed the comedian on Saturday Night Live this past season, looked especially flabbergasted by his attendance.

“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Tomlin finished with a triumphant smile.

Quoting (nearly word for word) the previous (false) claims he made about President Trump’s inauguration, Spicer spoke to the audience, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.”

Then there was more awkward camera work cutting together reaction shots of celebrities looking shocked and not totally sold on the Spicer’s presence.



His presence did little to stop the flow of anti-Trump statements throughout the evening.

A small 9 to 5 movie reunion took place onstage between Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda. During their reunion Fonda, a loud and proud liberal, said, “Back in 1980, in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” An obvious dig at president Donald Trump

“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” Tomlin finished with a triumphant smile.

On a night where Alec Baldwin took home an Emmy for impersonating President Trump on Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon emotionally thanked Hillary Clinton during her acceptance speech for her role in Saturday Night Live, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus made impeachment jokes while accepting another Emmy for her role as an incompetent politician on Veep… Sean Spicer’s presence felt firmly out of place.






After the event, many celebrities took to social media to make their position on Spicer’s incident at the Emmys’ known, and hardly any posts seemed to celebrate his appearance. Most tweets called out Stephen Colbert and the Emmys for normalizing and playing along with a man who blatantly lied to the American people, and who seems to find it funny.

Even if Spicer was poking fun at himself, he doesn’t seem to be asking for forgiveness.

Actor Zach Braff, known for his role as JD on the tv show Scrubs, tweeted, “I’m not ready to laugh “with” Sean Spicer. I think he is an evil, opportunistic liar who hurt our country.”

Sarah Lerner, a writer for DAME magazine, tweeted her frustrations with the double standard of those willing to laugh with Spicer but who are bothered by Hillary Clinton’s current book tour. Lerner tweeted,

“Steve Bannon got a 60 Minutes feature & Sean Spicer got an #Emmys cameo, but Hillary Clinton needs to “shut up & go away”? Mmkay.”

“So, we are rewarding [Sean Spicer] for lying through his teeth day after day in the name of the trump? The Republican Party? It’s not cute,” tweeted the extremely vocal comedian Chelsea Handler, who has a talk show on Netflix.






Actor Jason Isaacs, noted for his role in the Harry Potter series and on Netflix’s The OA, took to Instagram to disparage Spicer’s presence at the Emmys and after parties. Posting two photos, one of himself kissing an Emmy and the other of himself frowning and pointing to Spicer in the background, Isaacs wrote.

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Hoping to forget politics for one night and bask in other people’s glory at the #Netflics #Emmys  party and who do I spot at the bar late at night but the poisonous purveyor of lies #SeanSpicer. What were the Emmys thinking celebrating this modern day Goebbels, who was the thuggish face of Orwellian doublespeak just moments ago? Three surprising things about him: 1) He comes about up to my nipples 2) He doesn’t think he should hide himself under a rock from shame for the rest of his life. 3) He’s deeply unattractive, from the inside out. Has the aura of a giant festering abscess. Strange, since he was so charismatic at the (elevated) podium. #TooSoon #MuchTooSoon.

Isaacs can be seen this fall in the new series Star Trek: The Discovery.

In response to the controversial Emmy’s appearance Spicer said, “This was an attempt to poke a little fun at myself and add a little bit of levity to the event.”

On a night meant to celebrate excellence in television, Sean Spicer’s performance as a former mouthpiece for President Trump’s lies fell flat.

 

 

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