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Seth Rogen said out loud what lots of people were thinking … how did all the celebs at the Emmys Sunday night get a pass when it came to wearing masks indoors?
Seth kinda joked he would have rethought even going to the Emmys had he known it would be held in a hermetically-sealed tent and there was not a mask in sight. He flat out called the Emmy honchos liars, saying, “They said this was outdoors. It’s not. They lied to us.”
The L.A. County Health Dept. says everyone at indoor events must wear masks … what with the Delta variant still out of control in these parts. It seems undeniable — that precaution was ignored as the gussied-up stars were like super-upscale masses huddled together as they cheered each other on. In fact, Seth groused, “There are way too many of us in this little room.”
The only possible out for the Emmys is to argue the event was a “television production,” but that’s a stretch for everyone in the audience. Even if that were the case, it’s sure bad messaging to viewers.
“West Wing” star Bradley Whitford begged to differ, saying he thought everything was COVID hunky-dory.
Cedric the Entertainer actually challenged Seth, saying, “It actually feels amazing in here, unlike what Seth was talking about.” He noted everyone inside was vaxxed, joking that he didn’t have an adverse reaction like the dude Nicki Minaj was talking about.
True enough … they were all vaxxed, but it sure seems hypocritical to ignore the rules of the COVID road because it spoils a good look.
The Emmy organizers say tables in the room were 6 feet apart and the audience was smaller than normal. Nevertheless, what about masks?
Anthony Anderson told our photog there might be a loophole regarding COVID protocols if there’s ventilation … but that’s not what the Health Dept. says.