Powerful right? Just to remind folks, here’s Beyonce earlier in that performance posing with her dancers and their wage gaps.
So the next day at the Emmy’s, as part of a joke playing on the obvious attractiveness of Sofia Vergara, she posed fully dressed on a pedestal.
Horror from Jarret Wieselman from Buzzfeed. Oddly enough this was his reaction to Beyonce’s performance.
Huffpo’s Feminist writer
Just caught up on #Emmys highlights. Tip: objectifying women is still not funny or endearing. What the fuck was that Sofia Vergara bit? Ugh.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) August 26, 2014
If feminism is about anything, its about having agency so lets check with Ms Vergara.
Yet when asked whether the stunt was sexist and demeaning, Vergara shot back: “I think its absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it’s ridiculous that somebody started this—I know who she was—who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit.”
[inlinetweet prefix="Her real crime - not putting up the right word behind her." tweeter="" suffix=""]Her real crime – not putting up the right word behind her.[/inlinetweet] (click link to tweet) Makes one wonder what you can get away with as long as you serve the “right” agenda.
Sophia just needed the word Feminist behind her and the same people would be clapping like trained seals.
— Amy Otto (@AmyOtto8) August 26, 2014