Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, who introduced the former White House Press Secretary as Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy won an Emmy this year for her parody of Spicer on SNL.
The reveal of Spicer drew gasps from the audience and swift backlash on Twitter.
Spicer's appearance was the punchline to a joke about ratings which mocked Trump's hyperbole.
Said Spicer “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys period, both in person and around the world.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 18, 2017
Twitter was not having it:
SEAN SPICER IN THE GREEN ROOM STANDING ALONE STARING AT HIS PHONE
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 18, 2017
.@seanspicer can normalize himself in good fun, but he still passionately advocated against human rights, health care, & American values
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) September 18, 2017
Congrats to @seanspicer for his new job as the punchline to an unfunny joke
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) September 18, 2017
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 18, 2017
I'm not ready to laugh "with" Sean Spicer. I think he is an evil, opportunistic liar that hurt our country.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) September 18, 2017
Sean Spicer was willingly the face of a white supremacist for months. He has no place on a stage that supposedly values equality.#Emmys
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️⚧️🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) September 18, 2017
Sean Spicer: media needs to stop acting like everyone who's been on the TeeVee Box is normal, nice, and their friends.
He's a villain.
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) September 18, 2017
Sean Spicer should be shunned forever from society, left to fend for himself in the woods like a wolf, not invited to swanky TV parties.
— Jamison Foser (@jamisonfoser) September 18, 2017