On Sunday, Kim Kardashian made an appearance at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to present the award for ‘Outstanding Competition Series,’ alongside her sister, Kendall Jenner. However, halfway through their intro, the two became the butt of a joke over the irony of their statements.
“Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves,” Kim said, as the crowd chuckled. But, the kicker, was Kendall’s addition, in which she chimed in, saying, “Telling their stories unfiltered and unscripted.”
While some believed the sisters were frustrated with the audiences’ reaction, others experienced secondhand embarrassment, taking to Twitter to highlight the situation.
“There was awkward audience laughter when Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner said their family tells their stories “unfiltered and unscripted” Yikes,” Ryan Schocket wrote.
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) September 23, 2019
Kim and Kendall just got laughed at mid-intro… pic.twitter.com/e0MjUo21Ix
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) September 23, 2019
“The audience laughing at Kim Kardashian talking about real people is a mood,” another user wrote, as Elizabeth Wagmeister added, “Eeek. There was a very loud laugh from the audience when Kim Kardashian was presenting. Laughing at her; not with her. It was uncomfortable (and, in my opinion, uncalled for) in the room.”
“Why did it feel so good to hear Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner get laughed at presenting the Reality/Competition award at the Emmys? Go away, Kardashians. No one with ‘real’ talent respects you,” someone else wrote.
However, a few believed the sisters might have been in on the joke. What do you believe?
DID THE AUDIENCE JUST LAUGH AT KIM KARDASHIAN SAYING “Real people telling real stories about themselves” at the #Emmys?!?
I truly thought I heard them laugh at her for that line. Y’all so shady ?
— Shem (@Shem) September 23, 2019
Eeeek. There was a very loud laugh from the audience when Kim Kardashian was presenting. Laughing at her; not with her. It was uncomfortable (and, in my opinion, uncalled for) in the room. #Emmys
— Elizabeth Wagmeister (@EWagmeister) September 23, 2019
Kim Kardashian: "Our family knows first-hand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves."
Kendall Jenner: "Telling their stories, unfiltered and unscripted."
— Ishani Nath (@ishaninath) September 23, 2019
— #wandpocket ??? (@311tessa) September 23, 2019