Lazy Sofia Vergara Golden Globes Joke Incites Twitter’s Ire
Sofia Vergara was on hand during last night’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards to deliver one of the most cringe-worthy jokes of the evening — right before introducing Sylvester Stallone’s three daughters as the awards show’s annual Miss Golden Globes.
Vergara’s accent became the butt of the (unfunny) joke when she began, “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an anal tradition…I didn’t mean anal. They have an anus tradition. They have a tradition that they do every year…”
The joke was largely ill-received by viewers, who called attention to the hyper-sexualized way Latinos are often written about in the media. Further, the perpetual insistence that Vergara’s accent is something deserving of ridicule is tired at best and offensive at worst.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
In a world where the United States ultimately decided to elect a man who referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and criminals during his presidential campaign, a lazy joke that reduces an accomplished, talented Latina actress to a stereotype isn’t just in poor taste — it’s genuinely harmful.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions to Sofia Vergara’s 2017 Golden Globes joke below, and watch the moment in full in the video above.
My impatience with the "Tee hee, Sofia Vergara is not from here" jokes has now snapped and hurled itself into the pacific -H #GoldenGlobes
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) January 9, 2017
So we keep making fun of Sofia Vergara's accent and we keep making her make the joke. #GoldenGlobes
— Rhea Butcher (@RheaButcher) January 9, 2017
Award show writers be like: "Sofia Vergara is presenting? Cool! Let's make fun of her accent." It is TIRED AF.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 9, 2017
Every comedy writer who pitches a joke about Sofia Vergara's accent should try being a wildly successful entertainer in a second language.
— Jonathan Bogart (@jonathanbogart) January 9, 2017
why Sofia Vergara continues to participate in awards ceremony jokes that make fun of her/women/ELL is truly beyond me
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) January 9, 2017
— Mariana Alfaro (@marianaa_alfaro) January 9, 2017
— Frances Colón (@fcolonindc) January 9, 2017
I wish we could live in a world where Sofia Vergara doesn't have to CONSTANTLY MOCK HERSELF IN ORDER TO EXIST
— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) January 9, 2017
whoever wrote that joke for sofia vergara (a hot latina says anal bc she cant pronounce annual! lol), ur canceled
— ✨ N I K K I ✨ (@bitter_harpy) January 9, 2017
— Sasha Ai (@_SashaAi) January 9, 2017
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