Emmys: Hollywood Celebrities Go Maskless Around Face-Covered Staff

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By PAUL BOIS As was the case with the Met Gala last week, Hollywood celebrities paraded on the red carpet at the 73rd Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles and enjoyed the glamorous ceremony mask-free while staffers, a.k.a. “The Help,” endeavored in the background with muzzled faces.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald pointed out the disparity, which echoed a recent commentary by comedian Bill Maher.

On top of masks being required, celebrities at the event were anything but socially distanced.

While Emmy organizers mandated all attendees to test negative for COVID-19 and prove they have been vaccinated, current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that vaccinated individuals wear a mask indoors when attending public events.

“To reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission,” the guidelines stipulate.

During his monologue, Seth Rogen appeared to mock the hypocrisy on display when he joked about the lack of social distancing.

“Let me start by saying there is way too many of us in this little room! What are we doing? They said this was outdoors! It’s not! They lied to us,” the comedian said. “We’re in a hermetically sealed tin right now. I would not have come to this! Why is there a roof? It is more important that we have three chandeliers than that we make sure we don’t kill Eugene Levy tonight. That is what has been decided.”

Later, the event’s host Cedrick the Entertainer said everyone at the show had been fully vaccinated whilst taking a subtle jab at rapper Nicki Minaj.

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“It feels amazing to be here. We’re all vaccinated in this room,” he said. “I’m vaxxed, but I didn’t have no reactions like Nicki Minaj‘s cousin’s friend. I got the Pfizer [vaccine]. Because I’m bougie. That’s the Neiman Marcus of vaccines. There’s Moderna, that’s Macy’s, and then Johnson & Johnson, that’s TJ Maxx, of course.”