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Sean Spicer on his surprise Emmys appearance: "It's an honor"

20 Septembre 2017

"I think Hollywood and the media need to lighten up", she said. And Twitter couldn't be happier with Lucius Malfoy's takedown of Spicer.

James Corden regrets ever planting a wet one on Sean Spicer's cheek at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

Many critics of the moment said the Emmys played a hand in "normalizing" Spicer, which is similar to the criticism Jimmy Fallon faced after inviting Trump on his show for an interview, during which the host tousled the now-president's hair. Rather, my concern is over the emerging set of incentives: if officials, particularly in Trump's White House, realize that they'll face no public penalties for their misdeeds, they'll have no reason to act responsibly. It was indeed surprising that Stephen Colbert would let him roll in for the sake of a "joke" that riffed on the most innocuous of Spicer's many infractions.

But to pull off such an Emmys stunt involving Spicer required the maximum of subterfuge.

Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. While he respects people's opinions, he said people shouldn't take the appearance that seriously.

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All of these reasons are why Twitter was so excited to see Isaacs show Spicer no mercy. He's been quoted recently as saying life outside is much more relaxed. "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons", he said. Others used Harry Potter GIFs, because of course.

Fans couldn't deny that having it come from the actor who played Lucius Malfoy seemed fitting in some cosmic way.

Someone else tweeted, "Who knew that Lucius Malfoy would be the voice of reason in all this". After all, Spicer had become an unlikely but globally recognized celebrity during his contentious tenure as Trump's press secretary. So, people wondered, who exactly was Spicer making fun of here?

"One important pillar of conservative political dominance, I believe, is the phenomenon sometimes called "wingnut welfare": loyalists are always assured of decent employment, no matter how badly they perform", the New York Times columnist wrote in 2008.

Kellyanne Conway, the counselor to the president, hit back, criticizing the tone of the awards show during an appearance on Fox & Friends Monday. Can't imagine Lucius Malfoy would like it one bit.

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