Roger Ailes Emmys In Memorium

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Roger Ailes was memorialized at the Emmys—and people aren’t happy

Celebs in the audience also had no love for the man accused of sexual harassment.

 

Kris Seavers

IRL

Published Sep 18, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:08 pm CDT

Viewers were displeased to see Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chief who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, included in the “In Memoriam” segment at the Emmys on Sunday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdYSM5DqEes

Ailes, who built Fox News into a cable TV giant and ratings-leading network—and, as many on the left note, created a culture of misogyny and hate that garners views and clicks today—died in May at age 77.

The former CEO resigned in 2016 after former Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment. Carlson received a $20 million settlement payment, and more than 20 other women came forward to accuse the Ailes of sexual harassment.

Users took to Twitter to lambaste Ailes and the Emmys for memorializing him alongside late celebrities like Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and Mary Tyler Moore—and for the exclusion of Charlie Murphy among others.

https://twitter.com/andizeisler/status/909596823655825408

https://twitter.com/RonanFarrow/status/909598958321770496

It didn’t seem like those in the audience were too enthused to see his face in the montage, either.

H/T Huff Post

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*First Published: Sep 18, 2017, 9:44 am CDT