The 2017 Emmy Awards were the subject of major headlines Sunday evening and Monday morning following the infamous awards ceremony, which took place on September 17th. The Emmys, intended to honor the best in television programming, took a controversial turn into heavily focusing on politics.
Host Stephen Colbert, along with many other actors and actresses, criticized President Donald Trump while handing out and receiving awards. Because of their decision to incorporate liberally skewed political viewpoints into the live show, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards even suffered new, all-time low ratings.
Former fans and viewers weren’t the only audiences upset with how the show turned out. Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President of the United States, also weighed in on the controversial awards ceremony.
In an interview with Fox News, Conway blasted liberals in response to what happened at the Emmys and stressed the truth that politics are taking over simple forms of entertainment. By doing this, people are risking “alienating” millions of viewers with opposing political views.
Conway said, “They have a right to speak, but if you’re American and you’re tuning in to watch your favorite actors and actresses and shows...there’s very little of that. It’s between the Emmys, the Miss America Pageant was very politicized, our sports are very politicized, and it looks like the ratings are suffering."
She continued, “It looks like America is responding by tuning out because they want you to stick to your knitting. They’re welcomed to their opinion, but how does it really fit?”
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