Certain women in politics and “sexism” claims have nothing to do with the Emmys: in fact, it looks like the script (peppered with ad libs) was written in a bubble. Last night at the Primetime Emmys, Brooke Shields took to the podium with Craig Ferguson to present the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, which crumbled into tired sexual harassment jokes.
Their scripted dialogue involved Ferguson talking about how he used to fantasize about Shields as a teenager, but now he respects her for her acting work.
Then Shields asks, “Is that your hand on my ass?” and Ferguson responds, “Yes, and it’s respecting you” with a leering grin.
If the Emmys never changed, this type of “humor” could be passable. But the fact that the hosts sucked more than ever means that they need new content. I vote that “jokes” like this are the first to go. Ew, and WTF.