​The Internet Is Not Okay with Sean Spicer's Cameo at the Emmys

​The Internet Is Not Okay with Sean Spicer's Cameo at the Emmys

It seems like just yesterday we were collectively reprimanding Jimmy Fallon for laughing along with Donald Trump and ruffling his hair on national TV, but apparently Stephen Colbert and his team of Emmy writers nevertheless thought giving Sean Spicer a cameo during last night's (September 17) broadcast was a good idea.
 
Trump's former press secretary may have provided some of Saturday Night Live's best satirical fodder for Melissa McCarthy during its latest season, but when Colbert introduced the real deal during the Emmy Awards, no one looked less amused than the "Spicey" impersonator herself.
 
Spicer came out and told the star-studded Emmy audience that this was indeed the "largest audience to witness an Emmys, period" — making a mockery of the blatant lies he told while employed by the president of the United States, starting right from Trump's inauguration.
 
When the initial shock wore off the faces of the celebrities in attendance, viewers took to Twitter to voice their dismay at letting Spicer off the hook and turning him into a playful punch line.

UPDATE (9/19, 12:50 p.m. EDT): Spicer has now responded to the backlash, telling the Associated Press, "People are reading too much into this." Along with saying everyone shouldn't be so serious about his Emmys cameo, Spicer said he made the party rounds following the show. "I was surprised at how nice people were to me," he said, "even the people who I know don't agree with me politically."

See some of the strongest reactions below.
 
Watch the problematic cameo from last night's show down below. Catch up on all of the 2017 Emmy Award winners here.