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Sean Spicer appeared at the Emmys, and no one is happy about it. Here's why it happened
Sean Spicer speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) - photo by Herb Scribner
Stephen Colberts opening monologue for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards started out normal. Colbert sang a musical number that tied in both political commentary and jokes about modern television.

Enter Sean Spicer.

Spicer, the former White House press secretary, wheeled out a podium to the stage, dressed in a tuxedo just after Colbert made a reference to the award shows crowd size an obvious reference to Spicers notorious gaffe of talking about Trumps inauguration day crowd size.

"This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period both in person and around the world," Spicer said from the Emmys stage.

Spicer previously appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month, where he addressed his statement about the inauguration day crowd size.

Controversy arose for the Trump administration when the president said he had a larger crowd size than President Barack Obama, which, photos showed, was not true.

Spicer shared with Kimmel that he told reporters at the time that the crowd size was "the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration" because the president had asked him to.

Your job as press secretary is to represent the presidents voice and to make sure that you are articulating what he believes whether or not you agree or not isnt your job. Your job is to give him advice, which is what we would do on a variety of issues all the time, Spicer told Kimmel. But ultimately, hes the president. He would say I agree with you sometimes, or Thats a good point, incorporate it'; or sometimes he would say, depending on the issue, Look, I know what I believe, and this is what I think the right thing to do is.

Still, after Spicer appeared at the Emmys, social media fired off, finding the move distasteful.

But the counterargument said that Spicer was simply telling a joking, admitting to his and Trump's dishonesty through comedy, according to CNN.

Colbert and his producers knew this incident would create blowback, CNN reported.

In fact, Colbert, who has long spoken out against Trump, said he isnt worried about normalizing Spicer, CNN reported.

Rather, a source told CNN, "Donald Trump normalized Spicer.