Cedric the Entertainer at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Emmy Nominations 2021 Biggest Snubs And Surprises Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Emmy Awards 2021 was an in-person event, and not many Twitter users were thrilled about celebrities showing up without masks and sitting in close proximity to one another amid the pandemic.

In his opening monologue, Emmy host Cedric the Entertainer joked about coronavirus and said that the attendees had to get vaccinated for the Sunday event, reported New York Post. “I did not have a reaction like Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend. I got Pfizer because I’m bougie. Pfizer, that’s the Neiman Marcus of vaccines, Moderna, that’s Macy’s. Johnson & Johnson, that’s TJ Maxx," said the host.

The evening’s first presenter was actor Seth Rogen, who also joked about the pandemic saying that he went from "wiping my groceries to having (actor) Paul Bettany sneeze in my face."

One Twitter user slammed the Hollywood celebrities and said that they are all hypocrites. Another made fun of them and said that it's Hollywood, so rules don't apply to them. Another netizen called them the "privileged class," and noted that they are the same celebrities that cry about people not wearing masks, and found the hypocrisy too huge for anyone to ignore.

Apart from the Emmys, the Met Gala earlier this month also upset fans over the pandemic rules. Rapper Nicki Minaj even skipped the gala as guests had been asked to produce proof of their vaccination. The “Starships” hitmaker tweeted that if she got vaccinated, it won’t be for the gala. She said that it will be once she feels she has done enough research, and that she was working on it. But she told her fans to be safe, and wear the mask with two strings that grips the face and head.

When others questioned her about her take on vaccination, she claimed that her cousin in Trinidad doesn't want to get the vaccine because his friend got it and ended up becoming impotent.

Actress Jennifer Aniston, who received a nomination for the "Friends: The Reunion" special at the 73rd annual Emmys, had earlier said that she won't attend the star-studded event as it is a big step for her just to make an appearance on host Jimmy Kimmel's show, according to Deadline.

Seth Rogen at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Seth Rogen attends the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards at L.A. LIVE on September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

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