On Monday's broadcast of CNN's "Wolf", CNN White House Reporter Kaitlan Collins stated she didn't find former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's joke about the crowd size at the Emmys amusing and said that the joke didn't sit well with her.
CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger said that the ceremony may have helped Spicer's image, but didn't help Hollywood.
Trying to make a joke out of consistently and shameless lying to the media on behalf of a sitting president is... well, at absolute best, it's very fucking dark.
So when James Corden was spotted giving Spicer a kiss on the cheek Sunday, in a widely circulated photo, Twitter erupted with disdain for the British The Late Late Show host and he was forced to deliver an apology during his Monday night monologue. The overwhelming sentiment seems to be, "What the ever-loving fuck?"
"Understandably, some people have been disappointed by this photo".
That brief appearance was not the end of Spicer's involvement at the Emmys (he was approached to do the bit on Tuesday last week).
"Now, I know you think that's a picture of me kissing Sean Spicer", Corden explained.
For his part, late-night host James Corden, who was one of the celebrities who posed with Spicer, agreed with the public's sentiment. "In truth, I'm disappointed by it as well", Corden began.
But just in case you thought this was going to be an actual apology? No. "Truly I do. So much so that I'm starting to regret that Carpool Karaoke that I taped with Steve Bannon". I tell you this. Basically, what I'm saying is, I need to learn how to shake hands. Did you see the jaws drop on twitter? While he respects people's opinions, he said people shouldn't take the appearance that seriously. Like Jimmy Fallon, his reputation is now on the hair-ruffler side of the divide.