Jennifer Coolidge fans have reacted after the actor was played offstage during her Emmys acceptance speech.
The three-hour ceremony took place Monday (September 12) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Among the night’s winners was Coolidge, who took home her first Emmy for her supporting role on HBO’s critically acclaimed series The White Lotus. The actor played Tanya McQuoid.
Appearing on stage to accept the award, Coolidge praised her fellow contestants and also told the audience that she took a “lavender bath” before the ceremony, to which she unfortunately reacted negatively.
When the Emmys production team began to punctuate her speech with music playing, she spoke up and added, “No, wait a minute, this is a one-time thing and I’m fed up, I’m fed up. ”
After thanking her friends and The White Lotus Team At the end of her speech, Coolidge performed an impromptu dance and entertained the audience before exiting the stage.
On social media, fans jokingly criticized the Emmys for knocking Coolidge off the stage in the middle of her speech.
“The Emmys against Jennifer Coolidge are homophobic?” quipped journalist E Alex Jung, referring to the actor’s status as a gay icon.
Another wrote, “Starring Jennifer Coolidge in an acceptance speech,” accompanied by a screenshot The White Lotusin which Sydney Sweeney’s character says, “Well, it comes across as homophobic.”
“I’ve seen many instances of homophobia in my life, but the Emmys to Jennifer Coolidge are one of the most egregious,” said a third person.
“Unstoppable force (playoff music) meets immovable object (Jennifer Coolidge),” said another.
Another wrote, “Someone is taking off the Emmys for outplaying Jennifer Coolidge!”
The White Lotus won big at the 2022 Emmys. The social satire won an Outstanding Limited Series and two awards for creator Mike White (one for directing, another for writing).
Alongside Coolidge, Australian star Murray Bartlett (who played Armond on the series) won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.
The ceremony drew a backlash from fans, with some deriding its “cruel” opening dance sequence friendsand Law and order: SVU theme songs. And host Kenan Thompson wasted no time in cracking a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship history.
Find out what happened at the Emmys here, and learn about the biggest snubs and surprises here.
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