When Sofia Vergara took part in a podium stunt at the Emmys last night, some people were quick to deem it offensive to women — but the Modern Family star isn’t agreeing with them!
It all started after the Colombian beauty took the stage for an uncomfortable (if you ask us) segment with Bruce Rosenblum, the President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. As Rosenblum made a boring speech, all eyes were on the 42-year-old stunner, who hopped atop a turning podium and showed off her curvaceous figure in a body-hugging Roberto Cavalli number.
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Needless to say, people began commenting on the objectification of women.
What a wonderful time for women on television! Besides Sofia Vergara!!— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) August 26, 2014
What a wonderful time for women on television! Besides Sofia Vergara!!
A woman wins for writing the best hour of tv this yr. Sophia Vergara on a rotating ass podium. It’s weird being a girl, y’all. #Emmys2014— megbon (@megbon) August 26, 2014
A woman wins for writing the best hour of tv this yr. Sophia Vergara on a rotating ass podium. It’s weird being a girl, y’all. #Emmys2014
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Katie Couric even tweeted, “I love @SofiaVergara but did anyone find that schtick somewhat offensive?"
But Sofia says these critics should “lighten up a little bit.”
"I think it's absolutely the opposite. It means someone can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money, so I absolutely think it's ridiculous,” she told reporters.
“And somebody who started this, and I know who she was, has no sense of humor and should lighten up a little bit!"
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Sofia did not reveal the identity of the person…but our bets are on Couric.
Watch the bit below. If you’re angry and need a serious dose of feminism, we’ve included Beyoncé’s girl power performance from the VMAs Sunday, too!
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