Sofia Vergara's Emmys Skit Blasted for Being Sexist!

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Save the feminism for the VMAs!

In a baffling, unbelievably sexist moment, Sofia Vergara introduced Bruce Rosenblum, chairman of the Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences at the 2014 Emmy Awards — then promptly stepped onto a platform, which rotated 360 degrees as Rosenblum talked about the state of the television industry.

Literally, they placed her on a pedestal which spun her around like a car as Rosenblum talked about "the greater diversity of storytelling" present on TV today. We can't make this stuff up.

When asked if the stunt was demeaning, Vergara fired back: "I think its absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it's ridiculous that somebody started this — I know who she was — who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit."

Sorry, Sofia, but we won't lighten up. As one of the most powerful women in television and as a Latina, you have a responsibility to advance the voices of women and minorities in Hollywood. You are a funny, talented, and intelligent actress — and you don't need to flaunt your curves on a rotating pedestal to prove you're a force to be reckoned with in television.

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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