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Fox’s Empire Creator Lee Daniels to Emmys: ‘F*ck These Motherf*ckers!’

Empire was a monumental ratings success for Fox during its first season, as well a favorite among TV critics and bloggers alike. Yet neither of these encouraged Emmy voters to distinguish the show with more than three nominations — one for Taraji P. Henson in the lead actress drama category, and two more for costuming.

The words “snub” and “racism” were almost immediately thrown into the smorgasbord of hot takes following Thursday’s Emmy announcement. Or, as The Blemish puts it, “the Emmy nominations came out and Empire got facepalmed.” But the best (and most predictable) response came from Empire creator and showrunner Lee Daniels, who took to Instagram to let out his frustration.

Here is Daniels’ Instagram post in all its glory:

#canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain #emmyniceguyoverwith @jussiesmollett 😂

A video posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on

[h/t The Blemish]
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