The Emmys had been skewered on social media as viewers took uncover of the dearth of coronavirus security measures, considerably masks. 

The 2021 awards show was actually considered one of many first to return to the standard in-person format following greater than a 12 months of delayed and adjusted ceremonies just like the Oscars and Golden Globes. Few of the celebrities in attendance on Sunday had been seen on the revealed wearing masks or observing social distancing concepts. 

Although host Cedric the Entertainer well-known on the revealed that everybody in attendance wished to show proof of vaccination, together with study dangerous for COVID-19, stars like Seth Rogen, acquired proper right here out swinging at the dearth of necessities. He wasn’t the one one. 

After greater than a 12 months and a half of assorted mandates and concepts designed to curtail the unfold of the coronavirus, many had been upset to see A-list celebrities having a celebration that seemingly included none of these factors. It didn’t take extended prior to viewers took to Twitter to slam the Emmys for not working in path of what plenty of its stars had preached for roughly the higher a part of two years. 


Some well-known that it was sturdy to see A-list celebrities going maskless whereas their kids are mandated to positioned on them for hours per day in schools to keep away from monumental outbreaks.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead arrives at the 73rd Emmy Awards at the JW Marriott on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead arrives at the 73rd Emmy Awards at the JW Marriott on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. 
(Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

“Hollywood stars are currently sitting together maskless in a packed room at the Emmys… meanwhile my fully vaccinated kids are forced to wear masks all day at school. What a ridiculous world we’re living in!” one user wrote

“Requiring kids in school to mask up, but no masks for the Emmy’s?!?” questioned another.

Others merely often called out the celebrities over their blatant disregard for the continued pandemic. 

“Are the #Emmys pretending the pandemic is over? No safety protocols in view. Masks, distancing? How many people are in that room?” one viewer wrote.

“Seth Rogen starting off the Emmys by addressing the elephant in the room that no one is social distancing or wearing masks and everyone is essentially squeezed inside a giant tent,” another added.

“You know masks weren’t required at the Emmys tonight based on how many gals wore red lipstick,” someone else added.


“No masks being worn INSIDE at The Emmys. Call me not shocked, love to preach but not practice what they preach…” another user wrote.

“Is ‘science’ the reason celebrities don’t need masks at the Emmys but all the hourly employees do?” someone else wrote.

“Hollywood thought they would get away with not wearing masks because nobody watches the #Emmys,” another user wrote.

“Why is it that only “the assistance” have to wear masks at the Emmy’s? First it was the Met Gala. And now this. Seems that Covid-19 gives you a pass if you are wearing black tie or a designer frock. Or maybe it is just one rule for one group…and one for another,” another concluded.