Sofia Vergara: Emmys Routine Was NOT Sexist — That’s “Ridiculous” (VIDEO)
Sofia Vergara is laughing off complaints that her rotating platform routine at the Emmys was sexist.
During a speech from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Rosenblum, the “Modern Family” star stood and spun around on a revolving platform, showing off her body as Rosenblum joked that TV always needs to give viewers “something compelling to watch.”
A number of viewers and outlets were put off by the objectification of Vergara, even though she was (obviously) in on it. “I love @SofiaVergara but did anyone find that schtick somewhat offensive?” tweeted Katie Couric, echoing the sentiments of many on social media.
But Vergara says people should lighten up with the sexism charges. She told reporters after the event, “I think it’s absolutely the opposite.” “It means someone can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money, so I absolutely think it’s ridiculous,” added Vergara. “And somebody who started this, and I know who she was, has no sense of humor and should lighten up a little bit!”