Fans slam Colin Jost as "most entitled white male" to host The Emmys after his awards show diss
On Wednesday, NBC debuted a promo for the upcoming 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, teasing a look at this year's hosts, Michael Che and Colin Jost.
There might be a month to go before the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, but the awards show is already a trending topic. Particularly, the hosts (or rather one of the hosts) of the coveted event that recognizes the best on television. On Wednesday, NBC debuted a promo for the upcoming ceremony, teasing a look at this year's hosts, Michael Che and Colin Jost. Comedians turned Saturday Night Live stars, Che and Jost, who will be the first duo to host the Emmys "since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce", in their signature style even offered a little sneak-peek of what is to come - a politically-charged show.
"This year we decide who wins," says Che as Jost goes on to correct him, telling, "No, it's still the voters." That's when the former decides to drop the political joke. "Yeah, we know how that works out," he says, joking, "Uh, oh! Political!"
Emmys following in the footsteps of awards shows with political overtone is not really a surprise for viewers. But what really has taken most people by surprise is 36-year-old Jost and his commentary about such Hollywood events. Just days before the Emmys promo was released online, the 'Weekend Update' anchor along with his co-host Che had talked about these awards shows. And his explanation about why he is not a fan of these shows has not gone down well with many people.
“I think most of the time they’re way too self-serious and focused on things that 99% of the country doesn’t care about. At the end of the day, it’s adults getting trophies. Why should that be taken seriously," Jost had said adding, "Remember when movies like ‘Gladiator’ won Best Picture? Why can’t good, fun things win and not just good artsy things? They’re both good and the fun ones are sometimes a lot harder to make.”
Since these comments, and adding to them the fact that Jost is about to shoulder the hosting duties for the Emmys, social media has not been kind to the comedian. "The competition has been incredibly fierce, but congratulations to Colin Jost for becoming the most entitled white male to host The Emmy’s," dissed one user.
As someone wrote, "And this is why we have bullshit like the "Popular Film Oscar": to appease people like Colin Jost who don't care about recognition of great films because they're not masc and white enough."
"Maybe if Colin Jost had a f*****g awards show that he was passionate about then he would know what it takes to host a f*****g awards show but he DOESN’T," added another.
I totally get why Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are dating. She loves pretending to be races she isn't, and he loves pretending to be a comedian.— benji (@benarmishaw) August 14, 2018
Colin Jost offering his take on the Emmys pic.twitter.com/bBGEt6FFsk— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) August 14, 2018
Please someone help, I accidentally appreciated some art, can you please get Colin Jost to come puncture my sense of self importance?— Joe Reid (@joereid) August 14, 2018