Lee Daniels Says He Was Just 'Having Fun' In Profanity-Laced Emmy Video

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 07/20/2015 | 11:30 AM EDT

Daniels tells the haters to 'shut up and go to bed' for making a big deal out of his Emmy snub video

For those up in arms about Lee Daniels' Emmy snub video, the "Empire" co-creator is asking you to take a seat and stop killing the fun.

On Thursday, Daniels posted an Instagram video with show star Jussie Smollett in which he said "F-ck those motherf-ckers" in reference to Emmy voters. The Fox series failed to score a nomination in the category of Outstanding Drama following a record-breaking first season.

The caption to the video stated: "#canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain #emmyniceguyoverwith." Cue the blog posts.


#canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain #emmyniceguyoverwith @jussiesmollett πŸ˜‚

A video posted by Lee Daniels (@theoriginalbigdaddy) on

It didn't take long for folks to label Daniels as being angry over the snub. He quickly followed up with another post that spoke to those taking the video too seriously.

"Some of these people got nothing else better to do than hate on me for having fun," he said. "I love the Emmys, and I’m excited for my cast and crew that got nominated and for the other people that got nominated for Emmys. So haters, shut up and go to bed. Sit down."

Taraji P. Henson did score a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Cookie Lyon on the show. "Empire" also received a nomination for Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie.

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