Seth Rogen Walked on Stage at the Emmys and Immediately Called Out How Unsafe It Seems

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Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images

Seth Rogen announced the first award of the night at the 2021 Emmy Awards, and um, immediately called the show out for not abiding by the Covid health and safety protocols it had promised.

"They said this was outdoors. It's not," he said. "We're in a hermetically sealed tent, I would not have come to this. We have a roof!" He added, "I went from wiping my groceries to Paul Bettany sneezing in my face."

Seth's name started trending on Twitter not long after his comments calling out The Emmys, with people assuming everyone was fully spiraling behind-the-scenes.

Last month, the Emmy Awards announced that they'd be moving the show outdoors due to the rise in Covid cases amid the Delta variant. "The Television Academy and CBS have decided to host all ceremonies... on the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, directly behind the Microsoft Theater," the Television Academy said in a statement, explaining that the changes took place after discussions with Los Angeles County health and safety experts.

Apparently, the increased precautions also limited the number of attendees, and organizers said "Unfortunately, this means not all nominees will be able to attend this year's awards."

FYI, attendees were required to both test negative and be vaccinated ahead of the show, with the TV academy saying “In addition to proof of full vaccination with either an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine, attendees at all four shows will be required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID test prior to admission to all Emmy ceremonies."

So here's to hoping these measures have kept everyone super safe!

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