Everyone is pissed Sean Spicer wasn’t iced out at the Emmys – Metro US

Everyone is pissed Sean Spicer wasn’t iced out at the Emmys

Sean Spicer at the Emmys

As expected, last night’s Emmy Awards was packed full of references to Donald Trump, as host Stephen Colbert repeatedly attacked the President with a series of barbs. But the most shocking moment of Colbert’s performance came when he invited former press secretary Sean Spicer onto the stage.

Towards the end of his monologue, Stephen Colbert remarked, “What really matters to Donald Trump is ratings. You’ve got to have the big numbers. And I certainly hope that we achieve that tonight. Unfortunately, at this point, we have no way of knowing how big our audience is. Is there any way we could say how big our audience is? Sean, do you know?”

At this point Sean Spicer emerged, holding a mock press secretary podium in front of him, which immediately provoked celebrities in the audience to react in shock. Most notably “Veep’s” Anna Chlumsky, while, after portraying him on “Saturday Night Live” so impressively, Melissa McCarthy immediately looked embarrassed, as she knew full well the camera would be on her.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys. Period. Both in person, and around the world,” Spicer remarked, as he poked fun at his insistence that Donald Trump’s inauguration was the most watched in history. “Wow. That really soothed my fragile ego. I can understand why [Trump] would want one of these guys around. Melissa McCarthy everybody,” Colbert then quipped. But not everyone saw the funny side.

It wasn’t just Stephen Colbert that found himself being attacked for his inclusion of Spicer. An image of late night host James Corden kissing Spicer was instantly criticized, too, as the public compared it to the moment Jimmy Fallon ruffled Donald Trump’s hair.

Spicer quickly became one of the most popular guests at the Emmys, as he was mobbed for photos from a hoard of individuals. 

Sean Spicer’s tenure as Donald Trump’s press secretary was populated with frequent gaffes and errors, which included referring to Concentration Camps as “Holocaust Centers,” and insisting that Hitler didn’t “use chemical weapons.” Spicer left his position at the White House in July after just six months.