By Eliana Dockterman
September 21, 2015

Host Andy Samberg took on race and gender issues in Hollywood during his Emmys opening monologue. After pointing out that this year’s awards are the most diverse Emmys ever, the host quipped, “Racism is over! Don’t fact-check that.”

He also joked about sexism on TV. “The wage gap between men and women hired for major roles in Hollywood is still an issue,” he said of the continuing divide between male and female actors. “Wait. I misread that. The age gap between men and women hired for major roles in Hollywood is still an issue.” He paused. “I misread that again. It’s both.”

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