Television host Katie Couric took to social media on Monday to denounce a stunt pulled by actress Sofia Vergara at the Emmy's awards show, which aired Monday evening.
While Bruce Rosenblum, president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, made his annual speech at the Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on Monday, Vergara stood next to him on a revolving platform.
The "Modern Family" star wore a tight Roberto Cavalli gown, and as Rosenblum joked, the best way to make a good, impressionable speech was to give people something enjoyable to look at.
Couric, who formerly hosted NBC's "Today" show, took to Twitter to express her disgust with Vergara's shtick. "I love @SofiaVergara but did anyone find that schtick somewhat offensive?" Couric questioned.
Vergara then addressed Couric's concerns in an interview with Us Magazine. When Vergara was asked if she found her bit in the Emmy's performance to be offensive or sexist, the actress replied: "I think it's absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody 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 and somebody who started â€“ and I know who she was â€” has no sense of humor and should lighten up a little bit."
Regardless of the criticism Vergara received for her stunt, the actress's show, "Modern Family," won multiple awards at the Monday evening show, hosted by Seth Meyers. ABC's "Modern Family" won best comedy series, and Ty Burrell, who plays the goofy father figure in the show, walked away with an award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.