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Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Disaster: Female Hosts Spark Backlash With Rape Joke, Racial Question

Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Disaster: Female Hosts Spark Backlash With Rape Joke, Racial Question

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“We're going to get you away from us before we rape you,” one of the red carpet hosts tells “General Hospital” star Ryan Paevey

The National Academy of Television Arts & Science might be regretting its choice to hire four popular social media personalities to cover the Daytime Emmy Awards red carpet on Sunday.

The livestream — hosted by Brittany Furlan, Lauren Elizabeth, Jessica Harlow and Meghan Rosette — has been declared a “disaster” by numerous media outlets as well as daytime TV insiders in wake of what Washington Post characterized as “wildly unprofessional” interviews and racy jokes.

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The hostesses had a general “lack of knowledge” of the stars they were interviewing and the soap operas they are famous for, plus several “extremely inappropriate questions.”

“What's it like to be a black man on a soap opera these days?” Harlow asked “Bold and the Beautiful” star Lawrence Saint-Victor, whom she introduced as “a beautiful chocolate man.”

See video: Watch the Daytime Emmy Awards Livestream

Furlan let loose another major offender while interviewing “General Hospital” star Ryan Paevey.

“We're going to get you away from us before we rape you,” Furlan said.

Neither Furlan or representatives for the National Academy have yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

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The comments caused a firestorm on Twitter, with both viewers and soap opera stars criticizing the Daytime Emmy Awards and the women picked to cover its red carpet.

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“General Hospital” star Nancy Lee Grahn referred to the four social media stars as Kardashian “clones,” and advised her colleagues to avoid the red carpet at all costs.

Grahn's former “General Hospital” co-star Brandon Barash was also very vocal about his disdain for Furlan, Elizabeth, Harlow and Rosette.

Here's what some of the viewers of the livestream had to say:


Watch the controversial red carpet show (Furlan's rape remark appears about 18 minutes in):