No one really watches the Daytime Emmys (it was yesterday and it was livestreamed online, not broadcast on TV), so perhaps it’s that lack of viewership that allows people to get away with a teeny bit more than they normally would. Case in point, one of the hosts of the Daytime Emmys Red Carpet event yesterday turned some heads online with a very strange and cringeworthy rape joke.
Brittany Furlan and Lauren Elizabeth were engaging in some light and extremely suggestive banter with General Hospital castmember Ryan Paevey that involved some mentions of handcuffs. At the end of the interview, Furlan said, “We’re going to get you away from us before we rape you.”
There were a few other lines that drew attention (asking an African-American actor “What’s it like to be a black man on a soap opera these days?”, for one), but the rape line really, really stuck out on social media.
"We're going to get you away from us before we rape you" Are you two a bunch of idiots? #DaytimeEmmys
— Hannah (@willandsonny) June 22, 2014
— Shay Dee McShayder (@jillianbowe) June 22, 2014
"We're going to get you away from us before we rape you". DID SHE ACTUALLY SAY THAT? SHAME. #DaytimeEmmys
— Sec. of Nagriculture (@yvalarevolution) June 22, 2014
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) June 22, 2014
Hey #daytimeemmys maybe hire some red carpet "hosts" w a little less black and rape jokes next year. These girls have the verbal runs.
— Brandon Barash (@BrandonBarash) June 22, 2014
You can watch the clip below, via the Daytime Emmys:
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