WATCH: Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Hosts Make Horrific Rape Joke
Critics are slamming the Daytime Emmys for hiring four so-called “social media experts” to host an unfunny and unprofessional train wreck of a red carpet show that included a rape joke and other bizarre moments.
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Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow and Meghan Rosette were brought in to appeal to younger viewers on the live streamed event, despite showing little familiarity with daytime television or the people they were interviewing.
At one point, Harlow called black “The Bold and the Beautiful” actor Lawrence Saint-Victor a “beautiful chocolate man,” while Furlan made a cringeworthy comment about teenage “The Young and the Restless” alum Daniel Polo being barely “legal.”
But the worst moment came when Furlan and Elizabeth were interviewing “General Hospital” star Ryan Paevey.
After aggressively flirting with the actor, Furlan said, “We’re going to get you away from us before we rape you.”
Twitter users called the duo “idiots,” Furlan’s comment “disgusting,” and suggested they be fired.
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