Seth Rogen is never afraid to speak his mind when it comes to serious matters. A few months ago, Rogen revealed that he will no longer be working with Franco due to allegations of sexual misconduct meted against him.
While speaking during this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony, Seth Rogen called out the Awards in a half-joking way as he stated that he would have rethought even going to the Emmys had he known it would be held in a hermetically-sealed tent and there was not a mask anywhere and also slammed them for lying.
While speaking to Variety, Emmy Awards producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin addressed what Seth Rogen had to say and as expected, they were quite upset as they called his comments ‘deeply frustrating.’
“We have worked for months and months to make that a safe space. We’ve worked with all the health authorities. We were signed off by LA County, we came up with a plan with them. Those tables were distanced. Everyone was vaccinated. Everyone was negative tested in that audience. And also he had rehearsed. So he knew exactly what it was. So, I just felt it was an unfortunate misdirect from him. Because it wasn’t just our decision. This is the health authorities’ decision as well, to say that it’s a completely safe environment if you do all those things.
It made three months of very hard work and many, many discussions to get it absolutely right feel a little bit wasted, really, and then we just sort of played catch up. Because we wanted the audience to know how safe it was in there. We work in this industry, we’re desperately aware of COVID. I’ve done 50 productions nearly in COVID and not have people get sick. So, it’s deeply frustrating.”
Rules are meant to be adhered to, especially when it comes to COVID-19 protocols and we certainly hope all events take necessary steps in order to adhere to them.
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