Stephen Colbert hosted this year’s Emmy Awards, so it wasn’t shocking that his opener got a little political. But what was shocking was that Sean Spicer himself was in on the joke and appeared at the ceremony.
Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy for guest actress in a comedy series for portraying the former White House Press Secretary on Saturday Night Live. So she was pretty shocked — along with the rest of the world — when Spicer went out on stage with a podium very similar to the one she used on the sketch show.
Colbert set him up by asking, “Is there anyone who could say how big the audience is? Sean, do you know?” Spicer then walked out on stage to answer, “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period!” There was a loud roar in the room, but McCarthy didn’t look happy.
That’s not surprising, given how she responded to Spicer trying to reference her sketches before. “That’s the part I didn’t like,” she told The Los Angeles Times “I was like, ‘No! It’s not us’ [gesturing to two people] making that joke, it’s we’re making that joke.”
Other celebrities also took to Twitter to share their outrage over the surprise appearance that seemingly made light of Spicer’s terrible past. So who isn’t happy? Here are seven celebrities who are outraged by Sean Spicer’s Emmy appearance.
1. Chelsea Handler
So, we are rewarding @seanspicer for lying through his teeth day after day in the name of the trump? The Republican Party? It's not cute.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) September 18, 2017
The talk show host was just as confused as many other people about the reason for Spicer’s appearance. Was it a commentary on politics? Or a reward for what Spicer has done for the administration?
2. Zach Braff
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
The Scrubs star tweeted why he couldn’t laugh at Spicer. He also pointed out a few attributes about him he doesn’t appreciate.
3. Seth Rogen
Wish I was at the Emmys so I could have jerked off @seanspicer too!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 18, 2017
The funny actor expressed his disappointment in the event by making fun of those who enjoyed Spicer’s surprise appearance.
4. Michael Ian Black
Hollywood just tousled Sean Spicer's hair.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 18, 2017
Jimmy Fallon got a lot of flack for having Donald Trump on his show and taking it easy on him. Part of that included tousling his hair, so the comedian equated Spicer’s appearance to that.
5. Jenny Slate
Truly so grossed out by A GROUP of people ever even considering the idea of real life Spicer at the Emmys. What is wrong with you? Wake up.
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) September 18, 2017
The Zootopia actress was another celebrity who called out the brains behind the award show for coming up with this idea.
6. Kal Penn
.@seanspicer can normalize himself in good fun, but he still passionately advocated against human rights, health care, & American values
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) September 18, 2017
The actor has been involved in politics for quite some time, so it’s no surprise that he spoke out about this incident as well.
7. Chrissie Fit
Sean Spicer can go to the Emmys and literally joke about how he lied to the American people but Hillary Clinton should go into hiding. Cool.
— Chrissie Fit (@chrissiefit) September 18, 2017
The Pitch Perfect actress also took to Twitter to express her disappointment over how easy it is for Spicer to make his way into Hollywood.
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