Comedian, writer and producer Emily Heller made a joke out of the red carpet at the 2018 Emmy Awards with a purse designed to troll fashion photographers.
Heller appeared at the Emmys sporting a purse emblazoned with the logo for the online photo service Getty Images. Publications and websites around the world pay Getty for the use of photos taken by its photographers at events like the Emmys and other awards shows, along with other newsworthy events.
So while lots of photographers from other publications and news services were on-hand to take their own photos at the Emmys rather than pay to use the ones made available by Getty, Heller made sure they were all still stuck using “Getty” photos.
The comedian shared the images on her Twitter feed — complete with the actual Getty watermark from the photo service and the byline of Getty photographer Frazer Harrison.
“You know who was really excited to take pictures of this purse? @gettyimages,” She wrote. “You know who wasn’t? Every other photographer there.”
— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) September 17, 2018
Heller is a producer and writer on the HBO series “Barry,” which stars and was co-created by “SNL” star Bill Hader. The show received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as four other nominations: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Hader, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Henry Winkler, and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Hader, co-creator Alec Berg, and writer and producer Elizabeth Sarnoff.