“A little more voting involved in our winning”: Succession Creator Openly Disses King Charles III in Emmys 2022, Leaves Internet Divided For ‘Too Soon’ Comments

The succession of Prince Charles III after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II is making headlines with the royal member slammed by Succession creator Jesse Armstrong with the latter’s royal joke. The British author-screenwriter is the creator of an American satirical black comedy-drama television series, who mocked the new monarch of the UK while accepting the biggest award of the night at the 2022 Emmys.

New Monarch of The UK, King Charles III
New Monarch of The UK, King Charles III

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The Succession Creator Jesse Armstrong Mocks The New Monarch of the UK, King Charles III

King Charles III
 Creator Jesse Armstrong slams King Charles III

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The 73-year-old Charles III becomes the new monarch of the UK after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II who served as the longest-reigning monarch of Britain. Being the oldest child of the late Queen, he was the first in line for the royal throne, who ascended it on Saturday.

After winning the award for the Best Drama Series at Emmy Awards 2022 on Monday night for HBO’s acclaimed series Succession, creator Jesse Armstrong openly dissed the new king. In his speech, he shared, “Big week for successions, New king in the U.K. This for us. Evidently, a little bit more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles.”

Actor Brian Cox, who plays the role of Logan Roy in the HBO series, tried to stop him by stating, “Keep it, royalist, keep it royalist.” Armstrong once again referencing his win to the newly appointed king of Britain shared, “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people.” 

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While his joke ended in a while, many viewers had mixed opinions on the same. While some wanted to take it lightheartedly, others were offended for involving the new monarch in his speech.

Check out the tweets below.

Though the author stopped calling out the new monarch in his speech and went on to address his award for the night.

The Succession Wins The Best Drama Series At Emmys 2022

Succession
Succession has won remarkable awards in the past

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The author moved on from the royal joke and shared his gratitude for winning the award stating it was a team effort.

“We are incredibly grateful to have this. It’s a wonderful honor, this group is extraordinary. It’s a team effort starting with the engine room of the writer’s room, the producers who support us, the directors led by Mark Mylod, the extraordinary cast who we’re surrounded by who are – oh my goodness – and our amazing crew and HBO who protect and support us. So many thanks.”

Last year, this drama garnered all of the major drama categories, taking home the awards for Outstanding Drama Series, lead actor, the lead actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, directing, and writing.

Succession is an American TV series that has been widely acclaimed by critics for its writing, acting, musical score, production values, and examination of its subject matter. It revolves around the Roy family who is the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media, and entertainment conglomerate. They are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy played by Brian Cox.

Source: Twitter

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Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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