This is… awkward.
Michael Che and Colin Jost just delivered their opening monologue at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
But before the comedians had even opened their mouths, people were… unimpressed.
You see, Che and Jost have a history of making regressive jokes and not handling criticism well.
According to Vox, Jost was accused of making transphobic jokes during a Weekend Update segment two years ago. He never apologised or properly addressed the issue.
Che recently defended Louis C.K’s return to comedy after admitting to sexual misconduct last year.
A lot of people thought they weren’t the right choice to host the first Emmys of the #MeToo era.
— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) September 17, 2018
I’m not strong enough for a Che/Jost “Isn’t it tough to be a comedian in 2018” Emmy show. I’ll be watching the Bears game tonight. Let me know if anything crazy happens.
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) September 17, 2018