”Conan is giving no F’s tonight!“ comedian Wanda Sykes tweeted
That said, some people weren’t quite amused by O’Brien’s timing. Considering the Governor’s Award was being presented to Debbie Allen, a Black woman, and one of only a few people of colors who won an award on the night, many criticized O’Brien for detracting from such an important moment.
“What exactly was Conan doing? The speech was about diversity and honoring Debbie Allen. So whatever he was doing was such a distraction. Not the time,” Ashley Carter, an Orlando news reporter, tweeted.
Still, many people seemed to agree that O’Brien was solely trying to heckle Frank Scherma, not take anything away from Debbie Allen.
And, as folks on Twitter are prone to do, the late night host was almost immediately turned into a meme on Twitter — or at least a starting point for one.
You can check out more reactions to Conan O’Brien’s Emmys antics below.
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