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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