Through my amazing powers of empathy, I'm able to imagine that getting snubbed by the Emmys sucks.

#canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain #emmyniceguyoverwith @jussiesmollett

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And TV show creators, like all human beings, should be able to honestly express their emojis.

That's why this Instagram video of Lee Daniels is so fun and refreshing. The co-creator of Empire, which is loved by viewers and critics, isn't pretending the show's lack of Emmy nominations is no big deal and it's an honor just to work in television and blah blah blah. Taraji P. Henson deservedly got nommed for Best Actress, but the show was left out of most major categories. So going against a giggling, handsome warning from Empire actor Jussie Smollett, Daniels says what he really thinks: "Fuck these motherfuckers."

After the video started going around, Daniels released another video to clarify that he was just joking around. Duh, and it was amazing. He also told haters to go to bed, which they should.

#shutuphaters #emmypower #congratstoall

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Honestly, if you thought Daniels' first video was bad, you should have seen how I reacted to the drama category omitting The Good Wife.

Sources: Jezebel | Deadline