Saturday 21 October 2017

'Unexpected, unwelcome - and unabashed shamelessness' - Massive backlash to Sean Spicer's Emmys appearance

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Not everyone was laughing when Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance on stage at Sunday night's Emmys.

The former White House press secretary came on stage during Stephen Colbert's opening monologue to take the Mick out of himself and Trump.

Colbert was joking about the size of the audience in reference to Spicer's 'alternative facts' comment with regard to the size of the inauguration crowd.

Spicer, standing behind the podium on which Melissa McCarthy plays him on Saturday Night Live, said, "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys period, both in person and around the world."

Colbert added, "Melissa McCarthy, everyone!"

However, many viewers on social media were appalled by Spicer's appearance.

Some likened it to Jimmy Fallon ruffling Donald Trump's hair during his appearance on The Tonight SHow last year during the presidential race.

Here's a selection of reactions:

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