Seth Rogen Kicked Off The Emmys By Saying It Was COVID Unsafe, So There’s That

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“They said this was outdoors — it’s not! They lied to us.”

The Emmys are underway, people! And what better way to start than with Seth Rogen presenting an award — and saying he wouldn’t have come if he had known that the event was indoors, for COVID reasons.

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“Good to be here at the Emmy Awards,” Seth started, as per the Daily Beast. “Let me start by saying: there’s way too many of us in this little room.”

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“What are we doing? They said this was outdoors — it’s not! They lied to us,” he continued.

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So this year, the Emmys is at the Los Angeles Live’s Event Deck instead of the Microsoft Theater — which does apparently offer indoor and outdoor options, but yeah, they’re in an air-conditioned tent.

“We’re in a hermetically-sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this. Why is there a roof? It’s more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.”

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It’s not super clear how much Seth was joking, given that he ended his speech by saying, “That’s all the jokes I wrote.”

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His tone was rather high-pitched!

This year’s Emmys are bigger — 500 people — than last year’s largely virtual affair, but attendance is still limited in comparison to previous years. Plus, all guests and everyone working reportedly have to provide proof of vaccination and a negative test in the previous 48 hours.

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Welp, wishing everyone a safe Emmys!

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