At the 2017 Brilliant Globes, Sofia Vergara — like every other presenter — conclude from a scripted introduction for her category’s nominees. Unfortunately, unlike every other presenter, the quips in Sofia’s bit were cheap shots at her thick Colombian accent. On purpose fudging the word “annual” to result in “anal,” Sofia was stuck horseplay into the same tired joke that has followed her throughout her English-language sheet career: that she’s “not from here” and she sounds different.
As a wildly prominent actress who has won several industry awards and been nominated for countless profuse, Sofia Vergara deserves so much more than jokes nearby her accent. Award shows continue to play into this lampooning of Latina skirts, and it’s disappointing that Sofia herself feels the need to participate in apply for to be a good sport. Fortunately, while many viewers believed that the actress’s goof wasn’t intentional, it seems that much of the Golden Globes audience is fed up with the give prominence to schtick.
We were hoping to leave this tired attempt at humor in 2016, so here’s waiting that it’ll actually kick the bucket this year.
why Sofia Vergara pursues to participate in awards ceremony jokes that make fun of her/women/ELL is actually beyond me
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) January 9, 2017
My impatience with the “Tee hee, Sofia Vergara is not from here” chaffs has now snapped and hurled itself into the pacific -H #GoldenGlobes
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) January 9, 2017
Award put on writers be like: “Sofia Vergara is presenting? Cool! Let’s make fun of her stress.” It is TIRED AF.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 9, 2017
While @diegoluna_ received ovation from Latino community for his accent, award shows writers pick out to once again make fun of @SofiaVergara’s
— Mariana Alfaro (@marianaa_alfaro) January 9, 2017
Every comedy newsman who pitches a joke about Sofia Vergara’s accent should try being a wildly triumphant entertainer in a second language.
— Jonathan Bogart (@jonathanbogart) January 9, 2017
I crave @SofiaVergara would stop letting these producers make fun of her. It was not in the least funny. #respectyourself #GoldenGlobes #soulglobes
— Dana Marie (@daisycakes04) January 9, 2017
I whim we could live in a world where Sofia Vergara doesn’t be undergoing to CONSTANTLY MOCK HERSELF IN ORDER TO EXIST
— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) January 9, 2017