Emmys Producer Speaks Out Against Seth Rogen’s ‘Frustrating’ Covid Jokes, ‘Disrespectful’ Scott Frank

Emmys Producer Speaks Out Against Seth Rogen’s ‘Frustrating’ Covid Jokes, ‘Disrespectful’ Scott Frank
The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards went viral at the start of the show thanks to Seth Rogen, who took a moment before presenting Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy to grill the ceremony for presumably unsafe coronavirus protocols. “What are we doing? They said this was outdoors. It is not. They lied to us,” the comedian told the audience. “We’re in a hermetically sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof?”

A new report from Variety claims Emmys producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin are “still fuming” over Rogen’s decision to grill the ceremony over Covid safety. The producers confirmed Rogen went off script to make the jokes and expressed confusion over Rogen’s decision considering he attended rehearsals earlier in the day and knew what the safety protocols were.

“We have worked for months and months to make that a safe space,
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