Anal joke bites Sofia Vergara at Golden Globes
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara has stoked the ire of film lovers with an obscene remark at the Golden Globes award night.
The Modern Family star was introducing the three teenage daughters of Sylvester Stallone, who were serving as Miss Golden Globes at the ceremony, when she made a hash of a joke due to her thick Spanish accent and difficulties with English.
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has an anal tradition,” she started, before quickly trying to correct herself.
“I didn’t mean anal. They have an anus tradition…” What she meant was annual.
Trying for a correction, she restarted her welcome speech: “They have a tradition, that they do every year, of choosing a second generation performer to assist in the presentation of the award.”
Then she went on to introduce Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia Stallone who were handing out awards and helping the celebrities to find their way to and off the stage. Previous star children who served in these roles, generally known as Miss or Mr Golden Globe, include Laura Dern, Dakota Johnson, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rumer Willis.
Twitter saw Sofia Vergara being ridiculed for her remarks, while some were more cynical, saying Vergara was a victim of the joke due to her foreign accent and sex appeal.
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
Sofia Vergara is talented, beautiful & YES, has an accent. Because she speaks MORE THAN 1 LANGUAGE. Can you really NOT write other jokes?
— Sandra (@SandHerrera_) 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
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
Not since Ricky Ricardo, has someone capitalized more than Sofia on an accent. But “annual” vs “anal”…Oy. No Mas. https://t.co/FZ5C2933Xa
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) January 10, 2017
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