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Here's What the Emmy Awards Censored During Laverne Cox's Speech

Here's What the Emmy Awards Censored During Laverne Cox's Speech

Laverne Cox was censored at the 2020 Emmy Awards.

The Orange is the New Black actress took to the stage during the virtual ceremony on Sunday (September 20) to present the award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.

“Good evening everyone,” Laverne started. “I am living proof of the American dream that anyone in this country can lose the Emmy four years in the same category and yet somehow end up on this stage presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t …”

At that point, Laverne‘s mic was cut off and viewers missed a few seconds of what she was saying.

“What happens to an American dream deferred?” Laverne then continued. “Does it shrivel up like a raisin in the sun? Stick to the script Laverne, stick to the script. And now here are the nominees for Writing in a Drama Series.”

Despite not being presented live, the Television Academy released the clip of Laverne‘s presentation, revealing what she said in those few seconds.

According to their footage – which you can see below – Laverne said “presenting an award to someone who probably didn’t effing vote for me.”

Laverne literally said “effing” – she didn’t actually use the curse word. As of right now, it’s unclear why the sound was cut from her speech for that brief moment.

FYI: Laverne is wearing a Kim Kassas Couture look.

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Posted to: 2020 Emmy Awards, Laverne Cox

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