Social media is seething over the inclusion of a controversial TV executive and the exclusion of a beloved comedian.
Hollywood award shows' "in memoriam" segments almost never go over well in the age of Twitter, and Sunday's Emmys were no exception.
The disgraced executive died in May of this year after a slew of sexual allegations against him from some of the channel's top female personalities ended his career. Among the accusers were Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson.
Some viewers were also upset that one dead actor that wasn't included. Notably absent from the reel of honor was Charlie Murphy, the former "Chappelle's Show" star, who is also and Eddie Murphy's older brother. The comedian died in April of this year after a battle with leukemia.
See some of the gnarliest reactions from seething social media below.
Ummm where was Charlie Murphy? #EMMY2017— Cher (@thecherness) September 18, 2017
When Roger Ailes gets prominent billing in the In Memoriam montage. pic.twitter.com/xRpcNwHBRB— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) September 18, 2017
The #Emmys including Roger Ailes in the in memoriam segment was interesting to say the least. They always leave people out..why include him?— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 18, 2017
not saying this proudly, but Roger Ailes is responsible for the first time I ever laughed out loud during an In Memoriam segment— Kevin McCaffrey (@KevinMcCaff) September 18, 2017
Zero applause for Roger Ailes in the In Memoriam segment.— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 18, 2017
Touching shoutout to Roger Ailes in hell during the Emmys In Memoriam montage.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2017
I'd say putting Roger Ailes in the #Emmys2017 Memoriam was inhuman -- but no animal would do that. Do better, Emmys.— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) September 18, 2017
RT if you threw something at yr TV when Roger Ailes came up in the "In Memoriam" montage— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) September 18, 2017
Roger Ailes is probably the person most responsible for the current toxicity of our political landscape. #Emmys shouldn't have honored him.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 18, 2017
RIP Roger Ailes grab that cloud pussy in heaven! #Emmys— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) September 18, 2017
Left Charlie Murphy right out of that In Memoriam #Emmys— Travon Free (@Travon) September 18, 2017
THEY DIDNT SHOW DICK GREGORY OR CHARLIE MURPHY TEN GODDAMN MINUTES AFTER THAT MASTURBATORY DIVERSITY MONTAGE GODDAMMIT— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) September 18, 2017
I was watching the beautiful "remembering those that past away" part of the Emmys annnnd it seems they forgot Dick Gregory & Charlie Murphy— 'ColeWorld (@Ncoleycole) September 18, 2017
Charlie Murphy wasn't included in the #Emmys in memoriam segment. Clearly, we must celebrate and give flowers to our own.— Evette Dionne 🤔 (@freeblackgirl) September 18, 2017