Seth Rogen says what we were all thinking about COVID-19 safety at the 2021 Emmys

Seth Rogen joked that he 'would not have come' to the Emmys during a bit mocking the show's apparent flouting of COVID-19 safety rules.

9/21/2021 7:33:00 AM

Come pandemics or earthquakes, Hollywood will still have its awards shows. And actor Seth Rogen was first to acknowledge that fact during Sunday’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, roasting the room of attendees.

Seth Rogen joked that he 'would not have come' to the Emmys during a bit mocking the show's apparent flouting of COVID-19 safety rules.

Neither Rogen nor the high-profile attendees wore masks to the telecast — as seen in an earlierduring the show’s opening sequence — and Twitter had a field day with the seemingly lax protocols (as well as Rogen’s decision to wear an orange-hued blazer to the event).

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“No Masks at the #Emmys because rules are for the little people,”wroteone Twitter user, echoing the sentiments of many others.While the no-mask issue sent Twitter ablaze, Rogen’s remarks also seemed to prompt the evening’s DJ, Reggie Watts, to chime in. Before cutting to commercial, Watts reminded attendees and viewers that they were “absolutely following all the health and safety guidelines.”

AdvertisementThe Emmys’ ‘Just A Friend’ cover made promises voters didn’t keep. Read the lyricsHost Cedric the Entertainer and a multitude of celebrities kicked off the Emmys with a tribute to the late rapper Biz Markie. Here are the full lyrics.Attendees were required to provide proof of a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test prior to admission to the ceremony, according to the Emmys’ website. Actor Ken Jeong even worked the rules into a bit he fumbled through when it was his turn to present later that night. headtopics.com

Here’s a sample of what others had to say about attendees going maskless at the Emmys.me: why are the emmys in such a small room without masks and no ventilation during a pandemic(30 seconds later)seth rogen: why are we in such a small room without masks and no ventilation during a pandemic

— lenika 🌱 (@lenikacruz)September 20, 2021AdvertisementWhy did none of the celebrities at the Emmys have to wear masks indoors but all kids ages two and older have to wear them in preschool and school in Los Angeles?— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis)

Just a reminder that the celebrities at the Emmy Awards are better than you, your children, and the support staff at the show, because they don't have to wear masks and you do.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth)Why no masks at the Emmys? Is Botox supposed to protect you from the virus?

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Seth Rogen sucks. I wasn't thinking that. I was thinking why do they have this flake on? good

Seth Rogen Kicked Off The Emmys By Saying It Was COVID Unsafe, So There's That'They said this was outdoors — it’s not! They lied to us,' Pussy Canadians He needs more weed tonight. Seth is insane. They have a vaccination and negative PCR test requirement for all attendees. There is likely less than 1 in a million chance they are infected, yet alone transmit or become symptomatic. Get a HANS device and helmet when you drive if that scares you

Seth Rogen Calls Out Emmys for Taking Place in 'Hermetically Sealed Tent' During Covid'They said this was outdoors. It's not. They lied to us,' said Seth -- who seemed genuinely CONCERNED to be there (via toofab) TooFab That noise is getting louder Aries !you’re gonna have to get that checked out…..I tried to tell you TooFab Then leave wtf Sethrogen TooFab He also laughed at all of his jokes. Cringey.

Seth Rogen Calls Out Emmys Over COVID ProtocolsSeth 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? No one cares what Seth Rogen has to say tbh But yet he was still there, so he must not have been that concerned 🤷‍♂️ I mean he could’ve left any time. Don’t know why anyone can still stomach any award shows. Get worse by the year

'They Lied To Us': Seth Rogen Calls Out Emmys For Lack Of COVID Precautions'Let me start by saying, there’s way too many of us in this little room. What are we doing? They said this was outdoors. It’s not,” Sethrogen said, calling out the Emmys for lack of Covid precautions. Sethrogen “They lied to us. We’re in a hermetically sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.” Sethrogen So why didn’t he leave?

Seth Rogen Says What We're All Thinking About The Emmys This YearThe 'Neighbors' actor said he was questioning his decision to take part in this year's ceremony due to COVID-19: 'They said this was outdoors. It’s not!'

Seth Rogen Says What We're All Thinking About The Emmys This YearThe 'Neighbors' actor said he was questioning his decision to take part in this year's ceremony due to COVID-19: 'They said this was outdoors. It’s not!' Did he win the Most Virtuous Signalling Award? Seth is going to be roasted in the court of public opinion. 😳 Interesting choice to pick Neighbors as the movie to identify him by