The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards took place earlier this week and, as well as plenty of talk about what the stars were wearing and who managed to pick up what award, there were also plenty of other talking points from the event. One of the biggest talking points to come from the Emmys, was the performance from Sofia Vergara, which has received a huge amount of backlash since.
During the sketch, Sofia Vergara was posing on a rotating stage, much like the ones that are used to show of fancy cars, with crowd getting a good look at her fantastic body. Meanwhile, Bruce Rosenblum, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, was giving a dull speech, which ended with "our success is based on always giving the viewer something compelling to watch."
This has led to many people claiming that the sketch was sexist and that Sofia Vergara was only seen as an object and not as a hardworking, successful and talented woman. However, Sofia has now hit back at the critics, insisting that there was nothing at all sexist about the gag.
Vergara stated, "I think its absolutely the opposite [of demeaning]. 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."
While Sofia Vergara does not actually mention who she thought had started the criticism, there are plenty of women who could be held responsible, as both fans and celebrities alike took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the skit. Meanwhile, Sofia also received a large amount of criticism from reporters all over the world.
What did you think of the Sofia Vergara skit at the Emmy Awards?