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Sean Spicer’s Emmy Appearance: Seth Rogen, Jenny Slate, and More Slam Former Press Secretary’s Cameo

These celebrities (and most of the population) were salty after Spicer's surprise appearance.

Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los AngelesAPTOPIX 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards - Show, Los Angeles, USA - 17 Sep 2017

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Stephen Colbert caused controversy last night at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards by bringing former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer out on stage. Award shows are known to stir the pot, whether intentionally or not, but some viewers felt the appearance was far from the right move.

The whole bit felt ironic after Colbert’s grand opening sequence centered around using TV to escape the horrors of the current political climate. Despite a touching sentiment featuring the stars of “The Americans” singing “Even treason’s better on TV” and a cameo by Chance The Rapper, Spicer undid any lasting shmaltz.

The choice to humanize Sean Spicer after he had worked to publicly defend Donald Trump and his administration struck some audiences as distasteful. Celebrities took to their Twitter platform after the fact and voiced their strong opinions — and some couldn’t even be contained in 140 characters.

The Hollywood Reporter managed to gather from Spicer himself how the appearance came to be in the first place. “I had a conversation with Stephen [Colbert] and his executive producer,” he explained. “They came up with a concept, and I thought it was kinda funny. I said I’d be there.”

The outrage wasn’t just felt by Hollywood A-listers but by everyone who has suffered from the current presidential administration — and it shows that the producers of the Emmy Awards still haven’t learned from moments like Seth MacFarlane’s awful boob song.

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