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'Succession' writer Jesse Armstrong's Emmy acceptance speech censored

'Succession' writer Jesse Armstrong won the Emmy award in the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series category.

Published: 23rd September 2019 03:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2019 03:14 PM   |  A+A-

Jesse Armstrong accepts the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for 'Succession' at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Jesse Armstrong accepts the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for 'Succession' at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo | AP)

By IANS

LOS ANGELES: "Succession" writer Jesse Armstrong's acceptance speech was censored after he mentioned immigration at the stage of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony here.

Armstrong won the award in the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series category.

Fox censored the audio during Armstrong's acceptance speech, reports dailymail.co.uk.

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"Quite a lot of British winners. Maybe too many. Maybe you should have a think about those immigration restrictions," said Armstrong, who is British.

The next several seconds of his speech appeared to have been bleeped out, which led to an outrage on Twitter.

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Attendees reported that Armstrong made a jab at US President Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policies by repeating the president's comment about "s**hole countries".

According to dailymail.co.uk, in January 2018, Trump asked a group of reporters: "Why are we having all these people from s**thole countries come here?"

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"Succession" beat out fellow nominees "Better Call Saul", "Bodyguard", "Game of Thrones", "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Killing Eve" with the win.

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  • Geo

    Contact the Television Academy and tell them you will not watch next year if they go back to FOX for the awards. Free speech should not and cannot be censored by the president's news station. This is outrageous.
    9 months ago reply
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