“The Golden Globes” Wrote Jokes Mocking Sofia Vergara’s Accent
The writers behind the jokes and banter of the “Golden Globes” broadcast made a lazy joke at Sofia Vergara’s expense and people are pissed.
Sofia was tasked with introducing this year’s Miss Golden Globes. Miss Golden Globe is an annual tradition in which famous people’s daughters get to dress up and hand out trophies at the Globes every year, despite slim to nonexistent IMDB profiles. It’s just one more perk of being born to A-list parents, basically.
Miss Golden Globe is a boring concept, so it’s not surprising the Globes writers tried to inject some humor into it. But the jokes, which revolved around Sofia mispronouncing the word “annual” as “anal,” fell flat.
Here’s the video, with a transcription of the jokes below.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
“The Hollywood Foreign Press has an anal tradition… I’m sorry, I didn’t mean anal. They have an anus tradition… They have a tradition that they do every year of choosing a second generation performer to assist in the presentation of the award. To fulfill the duties of Miss Golden Globe tonight are the three beautiful daughters of Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin: Scarlet, Sistine, and Sophia.”
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Whether you found the jokes cringeworthy or no big deal is up to you. But people on Twitter reacted negatively from the jump, saying the jokes were just a lazy excuse to mock a latina woman’s accent — and on a night when people of color are dismally underrepresented already.
I really fucking hate when sofia vergara does that “Latina woman mispronounces something” joke thing
— LADY STARDUST (@sick__66) January 9, 2017
why Sofia Vergara continues to participate in awards ceremony jokes that make fun of her/women/ELL is truly beyond me
— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) January 9, 2017
Award show writers be like: “Sofia Vergara is presenting? Cool! Let’s make fun of her accent.” It is TIRED AF.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) January 9, 2017
oh boy “sofia vergara can’t pronounce words because of her accent” jokes so funny i forgot to laugh
— lynn (@_dvasong) January 9, 2017
Sofia Vergara knows 2 languages and you give her the same awards show joke for years, but you can’t remember 2 films starring black people
— awkwardly wide lapel (@joshwatid) January 9, 2017
Good God #GoldenGlobes writers, aren’t you guys tired of objectifying Sofia Vergara/mocking her accent already? Get some new material.
— Ej Dickson (@ejdickson) January 9, 2017
Sofia Vergara really needs a new shtick. She’s a beautiful college educated Latina & the Chrissy Snow act is beneath her #GoldenGlobes
— Shashana (@Shashana80sKid) January 9, 2017
whoever wrote that joke for sofia vergara (a hot latina says anal bc she cant pronounce annual! lol), ur canceled 💋
— ✨ N I K K I ✨ (@bitter_harpy) January 9, 2017
sofia vergara showed up dressed like christ’s love and they wrote a latina doesn’t know how to speak english joke for her i want to fight
— your friend (@hancxck) January 9, 2017
— Lorena * (@Lirryisall) January 9, 2017
Sofia Vergara might have been okay with this joke, but it’s been done so many freaking times. It’s not only racially insensitive, but hack and lazy af. Hopefully by the next awards show, someone will come up with a better bit for Sofia.