The awards show hit an uncomfortable note when Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal while he discussed the diversity of television production. The Modern Family actress obliged, awkwardly rotating in front of the Emmys audience, displayed like a sequined handbag on E!’s Clutch Cam.
Beyoncé's FEMINIST sign photoshopped behind rotating Sophia Vergara Barbie in 5…4…3…
— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) August 26, 2014
I wish they did that rotating Sofia Vergara joke with a guy.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) August 26, 2014
What a wonderful time for women on television! Besides Sofia Vergara!!
— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) August 26, 2014
Yea, Sophiavergara's ass is gorgeous, but I wish the tired #ladyjoke tropes could kiss mine.
— Catie Lazarus (@catielazarus) August 26, 2014
The audience just clapped for Sofia Vergara's butt while she rotated on a disc. That Beyonce feminist moment on the VMAs was pretty cool.
— Vulture (@vulture) August 26, 2014
From Julianna Marguiles, "What a wonderful time for women on television" unless your Sophia Vergara and forced on a pedestal at the #Emmys.
— Jill McKenzie (@wkenz) August 26, 2014
A woman wins for writing the best hour of tv this yr. Sophia Vergara on a rotating ass podium. It’s weird being a girl, y’all. #Emmys2014
— megbon (@megbon) August 26, 2014
Just had to explain the sexist humor of the Sophia Vergara bit to my 10-year-old son. Ugh.
— Frank Sennett (@SennettReport) August 26, 2014
Sophia Vergara is the highest paid actress on TV and they just made a joke of her. This show is a fucking disgrace.
— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) August 26, 2014
Glad we had to watch Sophia Vergara be objectified for 3 whole minutes but couldn’t give that woman 30 seconds to finish her speech, sigh.
— Tiffany Grayson (@tiffany_grayson) August 26, 2014
— Kiley Herndon (@k_herndo) August 26, 2014
That sexist objectification of Sophia Vergara, with bonus rehashing racist Latin Bombshell stereotypes is not cool.
— Stephan Pennington (@stephanPhD) August 26, 2014
Somehow this bit with Sophia Vergara is far more symbolic than the #Emmys means it to be.
— Rainbow Tits McGee (@madfashionista) August 26, 2014
— Ally-Son Gronowitz (@AllysonGrono) August 26, 2014
Sophia Vergara and #Emmys2014 rolling back women's progress by 30 years.
— Shannon Monnat (@smonnat) August 26, 2014
I hope someone punches that guy who spun Sofia Vergara around or gives him syphilis. #Emmys
— Kelly Anneken (@thefatling) August 26, 2014
"I had a wet dream of Sofia Vergara mute & rotating slowly in front of me like a prop – let's make it happen at the Emmys!" – writer douche
— elizabeth (@molanopolanco) August 26, 2014
Sad that Sofia Vergara will never get an In Memoriam since she's an object.
— Jill Morris (@JillMorris) August 26, 2014