Sofia Vergara Responds To Sexism Claims At The Emmys, Tells Katie Couric To ‘Lighten Up’

Sofia Vergara didn’t seem to mind being objectified while on stage at the 2014 Emmys by Bruce Rosenblum at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Despite the numerous complaints made against the segment, Vergara seemed very chilled about the whole thing.

The segment, led by Rosenblum, the President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was regarded as tasteless, and even sexist by some people, including a few celebrities who took to Twitter to complain about the spectacle.

The Independent reported that while Sofia Vergara looked her usual stunning self on stage, dressed in a tight Roberto Cavalli gown, she was told to stand on a revolving pedestal for all to “enjoy.”

Many people thought that was just distasteful and certainly way beneath a star like Vergara.

One celeb to voice her distaste about the whole thing was Katie Couric who posted on Twitter: “I love @SofiaVergara but did anyone find that schtick somewhat offensive?”

Just to make matters worse, and according to some people “sickening” Rosenblum offered viewers, “something compelling to look at,” as Vergara spun around in front of the audience and cameras.

But Sofia was quick to speak her mind about the matter and spoke to Us Magazine directing her comments at Katie Couric, saying:

“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 – and I know who she was — has no sense of humor and should lighten up a little bit.”

Apart from the controversy over the sexist allegations Sofia Vergara and the Modern Family crew had a great night at the Emmys, taking home some major awards including its fifth award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

It’s a shame that the distasteful skit, which was below Sofia Vergara’s usual high standards, happened with few people left thinking it was entertaining or funny in any way.