Spicer thinks critics of Emmys appearance should lighten up

Calvin Saunders
September 21, 2017

With the Emmy audience in shock (did you see "Veep" star Anna Chlumsky's reaction?), Spicer pronounced, "This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period - both in person and around the world", imitating his disproved statement at a press briefing about President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd size.

"They came up with a concept, and I thought it was kinda amusing", Spicer said.

In an unfortunate parallel, Emmy viewership on Sunday almost tied previous year with the smallest ever for the television awards show; the 2017 TV audience numbers were slightly above that low bar. A seemingly rhetorical question with no expected response, Sean Spicer emerged from backstage, accompanied by a podium. "I have a lot of respect for folks who do what they do in film and on television, so it's a real honor to be invited".

He admitted that some people had been "disappointed" by the photo, and added: "I'm disappointed by it as well".

"I was surprised at how nice people were to me", he said, "even the people who I know don't agree with me politically".

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These critics have taken the awards broadcaster NBC to a task, accusing them of "normalizing" a known public liar and a polarizing figure like Sean Spicer.

Some fans of Colbert were also bewildered by the appearance. I'm kidding, of course, but Sean Spicer actually did make a cameo a last night's ceremony.

The image flashed up on the screen and he joked, "These Hollywood phonies kissing up to Sean Spicer are disgusting". We didn't have a child previous year during the SNL season. It was indeed surprising that Stephen Colbert would let him roll in for the sake of a "joke" that riffed on the most innocuous of Spicer's many infractions.

"It went against everything Colbert purports to do on his fiercely pointed 'Late Show, ' and retroactively sucked the air out of any biting Trump jokes he tried to make in his opening monologue", the site wrote. "So, him making light of it just did not sit well with me".

And Corden was criticised over the image, which appeared to show the chat show host leaning in to give the politician a kiss on the check, while Spicer pulled a amusing face. In truth, I'm disappointed by it as well.

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