- Seth Rogen mocks the awards show for packing a ‘hermetically-sealed tent’ at the Emmys 2021 and calling it out
- ‘Let me start by saying: There are a lot of us in this little room. What are we doing? He said it was outside—it’s not! He lied to us’
- But hundreds of celebrities sat together at the ceremony
- Rogen was laughing during his monologue, so he appeared to be joking
- But people on Twitter didn’t tease the hypocrisy that COVID-19 rules apply to ordinary people but not Hollywood elites
Audiences slammed the Emmys after hundreds of celebrities packed into award shows without masks or social distancing, despite ongoing warnings in LA about the spread of COVID-19.
Even Seth Rogen, who handed out first prize, seemed taken aback, saying that the guests were packed inside a ‘hermetically-sealed tent’ and ‘lyed about being outside of it.’
While the Emmys were technically considered an ‘outdoor event’, the ceremony took place inside an enclosed tent.
“It’s nice to be here at the Emmy Awards,” said Seth Rogen. ‘Let me start by saying: There are a lot of us in this little room. What are we doing? He said it was outside—it’s not! He lied to us.
‘We are still in a tightly sealed tent. I wouldn’t have come to this,’ said Rogen.
Seth Rogen called the Emmys to pack inside during his monologue to open the show
The Emmys are considered an ‘outdoor’ venue, but are covered by a tent
‘Why is there a roof?’ Rosen continued. ‘It’s more important that we have three chandeliers, we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.
‘this is insane. I went from wiping my groceries to sneezing Paul Bettany in my face.. so, it’s a big week. If anyone’s going to sneeze in my face, Paul, I want it to be you.’
Rogen was laughing and smiling during his 76-second monologue, so it appears he was joking, but the video and photos showed that the crowd was full for the Emmys.
After Rogen’s speech and before being cut for the Emmys commercial, Emmys DJ Reggie Watts clarified the record, saying they were following all health and safety guidelines, USA Today reported.
Then host Cedric the Entertainer said, ‘The opposite of what Seth (Rogen) was talking about looks really amazing here. It looks great. We are all waxed. We had to do waxing to come here.
But celebrities gathered in large groups, not wearing masks, and hugs and were seen kissing each other, which some viewers took out on Twitter annoyed.
Hundreds of celebrities gathered at the ceremony, which was technically held at an outdoor venue but was confined inside a tent
The Emmys Was Home Full of Celebrities
Some Twitter users criticized celebrities at the Emmys for not social distancing and wearing masks after Rogen’s comedic monologue at the start of the awards ceremony
Many criticizing the show pointed to the hypocrisy of Covid rules that apply to the average person but do not apply to multimillion-dollar celebrities – as happened during the Met Gala last week.
A Twitter user posted: ‘Me: Why is Amy in such a small room with no mask and no ventilation during the pandemic? (30 seconds later) Seth Rogen: Why are we in such a small room with no masks and no ventilation during the pandemic.’
Another wrote, ‘No distancing, no mask. Clearly a slap to all those Font Line employees who are still dealing with the pandemic. Check your privileges @TheEmmys#Emmys.’
Another tweeted, ‘No masks are being worn inside at The Emmys. Don’t be surprised, I like to preach, but they don’t practice what they preach…’
The same thing happened at the Met Gala last week, where hundreds of celebrities and politicians stormed the red carpet without masks.
People took to Twitter to point out the hypocrisy of Covid rules that apply to the average person but don’t apply to multi-million dollar celebrities
Twitter user ‘biancaisabelle’ said, ‘Why are there no masks on #emmys?! These are the same people who are preaching in this pandemic against stubbornness and stupidity… and hypocrisy. There’s Seth Rogen calling it, but he’s still there, and w/oa the mask too. What was that? All talk, no conviction in action.’
Akinwumi Oyebde tweeted, ‘I agree with Seth Rogen… WTF was the Emmys packing that room in the midst of a pandemic… Sends a terrifying message. Why did I stop watching hours ago?’
Randy Dawn said on Twitter, ‘I’m so happy for the Emmy winners but is there any reason they couldn’t find a good air conditioner in this “hermetically sealed tin” (as Seth Rogen said) They all celebrate Are you? So bright I’m honestly apprehensive about everyone’s vaccination safety. #Amy2021’
More people tweeting about masked celebrities at the Emmys
Journalist Glenn Greenwald sarcastically tweeted after the Met Gala, ‘Many people were scathingly commenting on the lack of masks and social distancing at this grand indoor event in the middle of the pandemic but – as about Obama’s indoor bash I was true – COVID wasn’t invited
‘These are sophisticated people who are not in danger.’
President Obama was widely criticized for not applying a mask at his 60th birthday party last month, despite hundreds in attendance.
On Friday, the Los Angeles County Health Department issued a New mandate – which will be effective from October 8 – This would require proof of vaccination for unvaccinated people or wearing a mask inside.
As per the new mandate, the number of COVID-19 cases ‘remains high’ but hospitalizations and positivity rates ‘fall’ or ‘stable’.
NS current mandate – This is effective August 19 – Require attendees of more than 1,000 attendees or an outdoor event with more than 10,000 attendees to wear masks at all times, except when eating out.