With millions of people tuned to 73rd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the internet’s huge excitement poured more flavor to the award ceremony with a series of tweets. But for MTV Australia, it was not a favorable moment when they stretched a joke a bit too far, which turned out ‘racist’.
MTV Australia has been denounced for its ‘racist joke’ tweeted during the ceremony. The tweet targeted Latina Actors America Ferrera and Eva Longoria, calling for ‘english subtitles’ as they proceeded to present the award for best actor in a television series and drama during the award ceremony.
“Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what @AmericaFerrera and @EvaLongoria are saying #GoldenGlobes,” tweeted MTV Australia.
The MTV Australia twitter account came under criticism by Twitterati, for being disrespectful and racist. The tweet by the cable channel was perceived as ‘ill’ advise for being so low at its remarks.
During the presentation the actors shared a light moment and a fact about how Latina actors are often being mistaken for other actresses.
“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria.”And Hi, I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera.
“And neither of us are Rosario Dawson,” added Longoria.
“Thanks Salma, Thanks Charo”. They added when Golden Globe’s twitter account mistook the actress as “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez and tagged her name instead Ferrera in a December tweet.
The tweet was kept for a short time and was swiftly removed by MTV Australia after the tousle expressed by the followers of the page. MTV Australia has begged pardon for making remarks about the actors through their twitter account.
Soon after the apology it went on to add another tweet which read:
The Cable channel didn’t comment further over the riffle.
Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the award ceremony. It featured 25 categories with 14 in film and 11 in television.