Sofia Vergara is being criticized for posing on a revolving platform to show off her curvaceous body to bring attention to Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum's annual (boring) speech.

Right. He was there, too.

Rosenblum asked the "Modern Family" star to stand next to him on stage, where she smiled, waved and rubbed her rear end while he said things.

I have no idea what things he said.

Not everyone liked the stunt. The Internet immediately went active, with people criticizing the move as sexist.

"I love @SofiaVergara but did anyone find that schtick somewhat offensive?" Katie Couric tweeted.

If watching Sofia Vergara stand on a platform while some guy drones on and on is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Sofia Vergara, left, and Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on
Sofia Vergara, left, and Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum speak on stage at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Vergara told Us Weekly her critics were off.

"I think it's absolutely the opposite," Vergara said. "It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money. So I absolutely think it's ridiculous and somebody who started -- and I know who she was -- has no sense of humor and should lighten up a little bit."

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