Actor Seth Rogen slammed the Emmy Awards on Sunday for what he called inadequate COVID-19 precautions as he presented an award.
During the evening’s first prize for Best Supporting Actress, Rogen openly questioned the security measures at the event.
“It’s good to be here at the Emmy Awards,” said the longtime Hollywood actor and writer. “Let me start by saying that there are far too many of us in this small room.” What do we do ? They said it was outside. This is not the case. They lied to us. We are currently in an airtight tent. have not come to that. “
Rogen continued the joke, wondering if it was “more important that we have three chandeliers than making sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight?”
This moment when Seth Rogen is more concerned with the safety of Covid, the lives of his fellow actors, and sends the right message to aging CBS viewers than @CBS himself. #Emmy pic.twitter.com/EB7MHEDEPq
– Richard Hine (@richardhine) September 20, 2021
The Emmy Awards website said the venue was a “more flexible environment, inside a fully air-conditioned tent” that “would allow for more socially distant seating.”
The Television Academy also had a number of COVID-19 requirements for attendees of the annual Los Angeles event.
“In addition to proof of complete vaccination with a vaccine authorized by the FDA or WHO, participants at the four shows will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID RT-PCR test before being admitted to all Emmy ceremonies. . The RT-PCR COVID test must be performed within the following time frames, ”their website said.