‘It was a low blow’: 2024 Emmys fans slam Jason Bateman for making fun of Christina Applegate’s appearance

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Christina Applegate made a rare appearance at the 75th Emmy Awards to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Christina, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2021, used a cane to reach the stage.

Christina received a standing ovation and became emotional as she presented the award to “The Bear” star Ayo Edebiri. However, host Anthony Anderson ran on stage to support Christina and she joked: “You’re totally embarrassing me with my disability by standing up!”

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She then referred to the weight loss drug and joked: “Body not by Ozempic.”

However, fans accused Jason Bateman of making fun of Christina’s physical appearance and called him out on social media.

One social media user tweeted: “Was this man eating and licking his fingers? He won and kissed his wife with food still in his mouth and he was still chewing food on stage. TF.”

One person added: “Am I the only one who thought his Christina Applegate joke was a bit cruel?”

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One critic noted, “This was a low blow for Christina Applegate #Emmys.”

One social media user wrote: “Are these not-so-subtle digs at Christina Applegate or did I miss a joke?”

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Another X user said: “Is my brother throwing shade at Christina Applegate rn?”

Another fan commented: “@TheEmmys writers…that #JasonBateman is using an amazing actress with MS @1capplegate as the butt of a joke and targeting her physical appearance is beyond bad taste. She’s an icon powerful, talented and incredible. #DoBetter.”


Was this man eating and licking his fingers? won and kissed his wife with food still in his mouth and he was still chewing food on stage. TF #Emmys pic.twitter.com/5Z8rMMob1j

– Señor Lito (@KarlitoP) January 16, 2024



Am I the only one who thought his Christina Applegate joke was a bit cruel?

– •Tai• (@BackBoardFilms) January 16, 2024



It was a low blow for Christina Applegate #Emmys

— Drew (@JustRollinOn86) January 16, 2024



Were these not-so-subtle digs at Christina Applegate or did I miss a joke? #Emmys #EmmyAwards #Emmy #Emmys2024

— Traci (@manntr07) January 16, 2024



is my brother throwing shade at Christina Applegate RN?

— ¡¿jc?! 🏳️‍🌈 (@idliketomeanit) January 16, 2024



@TheEmmys writers…that #JasonBateman is using an amazing actress with MS @1capplegate as the butt of a joke and targeting her physical appearance is beyond bad taste. She is a powerful, talented and amazing icon. #Do better

— Farah Sanders, MS, PhD ABD (@MobileProfessor) January 16, 2024


Christina Applegate diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Christina Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the central nervous system, in August 2021. She revealed her disorder on her social media and wrote: “Hi friends. A few months ago , I was diagnosed with MS.”

She added: “It’s been a strange journey. But I’ve had so much support from people I know who also suffer from this condition.” The actress explained: “It’s been a difficult road. But as we all know, the road continues.”

Christina has faced significant challenges in her daily life, including difficulty performing activities like showering and climbing stairs, since being diagnosed with MS. However, she continued to work and entertain her fans despite her struggles.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 15: Christina Applegate attends the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awa
Christina Applegate was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Christina Applegate reveals if she will ever return to TV

Christina Applegate has given an update on her future television career. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the former “Married with Children” actress revealed that she has no plans to return to the screen, noting that her physical abilities have become more limiting.

“I’m probably not going to work on camera anymore,” Applegate said while gushing about her experience working with Linda Cardellini on Netflix’s “Dead to Me,” whose third and final season debuted in November 2022.

“Ping pong is a lot more fun when the other person is as good as you,” she noted.

“I’m so happy to have dated someone who is by far the greatest actress I’ve ever worked with, if not the greatest human I’ve ever known.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 14: Christina Applegate poses with her star during her Hollywood
Christina Applegate receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix)

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