Twitterverse Upset Over Sofia Vergara Golden Globes Speech

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Sofia Vergara was one of many presenters at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards.

The “Modern Family” star introduced this year’s Misses Golden Globes, Sylvester Stallone’s daughters Sophia, 20, Sistine, 18, and Scarlet, 14.

“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an anal tradition,” Vergara began, seemingly struggling with the teleprompter. “I didn’t mean … they have an anus tradition. They have a tradition that they do every year of choosing a second-generation performer to assist in the presentation of the awards.”

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“To fulfill the duties of Miss Golden Globe tonight are the three talented and beautiful daughters of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin,” she continued.The Twitterverse was upset by the introduction, not for the explicit anatomical reference, but for forcing Vergara to “mock herself,” as one person tweeted.

It’s unclear if the bit was written by the Globes writers or Vergara herself. The Colombian actress Instragrammed a photo of herself about to take the stage with the caption,”I look lonely back stage but I was just trying to come up with my an*s joke hahhahha!!!!#goldenglobes2017 #itsallaboutentertaining.”

Here are some reactions:

Latino Rebels tweeted, “Viola Davis speaks beautifully about telling stories of the voiceless, but @SofiaVergara talks about an “anal tradition.” :( #GoldenGlobes.”

Phillip Picardi agreed, writing, “I wish we could live in a world where Sofia Vergara doesn’t have to CONSTANTLY MOCK HERSELF IN ORDER TO EXIST.”

Anne Helen Petersen questioned, “why Sofia Vergara continues to participate in awards ceremony jokes that make fun of her/women/ELL is truly beyond me.”

Curtis Nash added, “Golden Globes script makes Sofia Vergara the butt of an accent joke.”

The Fuggirls’ Heather wrote, “My impatience with the “Tee hee, Sofia Vergara is not from here” jokes has now snapped and hurled itself into the pacific -H #GoldenGlobes.”

Martin Moakler even made up the fictional scenario, “Trust us. This ‘anal’ joke is going to kill, @SofiaVergara.”

Apparently, it didn’t kill for some viewers, who noted that the actress seems to be following in the mold of Charo.

Sadly, it wasn’t the only noticeable flub of the night.

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  1. Mike says:

    It’s interesting to compare how she and Shakira have chosen to handle it. They’re both from the same city in Colombia and both got famous in Latin America before transitioning. Sofia plays up the accent and goes for laughs, whether it’s based on stereotypes or not. Shakira minimized her accent and tries to debunk stereotypes if they come up in an interview. They both ended up being very successful in the United States, so it ends up being a matter of individual taste almost.

  2. Julie says:

    “Phillip Picardi ✔ @pfpicardi
    I wish we could live in a world where Sofia Vergara doesn’t have to CONSTANTLY MOCK HERSELF IN ORDER TO EXIST”

    So true!! The stereotypes of Hispanics in the media have not changed in 50 years.
    Personally, I’m done watching this garbage. I have no need to spend my money at the movies or on cable TV anymore.

    I have given up on Hollywood ever changing.

  3. Sandra dryden says:

    I love her an her humor. everyone already knows she’s a comic and what she stands for so no big deal. She had the best cold shoulder dress I have EVER seen. All the ladies were trying that look but she’s the only one that was ” Satisfying”. Go girl.

  4. robert colontonio says:

    good god people get a life. there are worse things happening in the world other than a friggin comedy routine.put your phones down and go out and see the real world.

  5. Selah says:

    I thought it was a insult of Stallone’s daughters to have such a classless intro to their roles at the Golden Globes. Probably because he’s conservative. I turned it off after her comment.

  6. Z says:

    But the crowd in attendance loved it. So if the Hollywood elite are okay laughing at foreigners, then it must be acceptable.

  7. Tender Puppy! says:

    Oh, boohoo. It was funny, and in a rather dry, Fey-less and Poehler-less hosted show, it was welcome humor. We all know she’s glamorous and immensely talented, so let’s stop being so self-serious and learn to enjoy a little wisecrack.

    That being said, Wiig & Carell clearly stole the night with their faux-emo animated feature presentation. Hilarious! Can those 2 co-host next year instead of the dullard Fallon, please?

    • Danny Williams says:

      It wasn’t funny you racist POS. Go somewhere with that nonsense.

      • Tender Puppy! says:

        Hahaha, I’m racist because I found it amusing and because I’m a fan of Sofia? You’re such an imbecile. Vergara herself planned that flub. It was her choice. You not respecting that and alleging that it was stereotypical is more racist than anything.

  8. Brain@williams.com says:

    She should win a Nobel Prize for her wit. She’s a better actress than Streep anyway.

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