Viewers noticed the “Russian Doll” star applauding awkwardly ― and they cheered and jeered her for it on Twitter.
For some online critics, the clap brought back memories of Nicole Kidman’s seal-like applause from the 2017 Emmys. But for most, it was purely a current phenomenon to be celebrated or mocked.
We’re just waiting for Lyonne, who was nominated for lead actress in a comedy and for writing, to clap back!
someone teach natasha lyonne how to clap please pic.twitter.com/IINt80pmuy— sam🏳️🌈 (@haughtshits) September 23, 2019
devastated to find out natasha lyonne cant clap is it finally time to rein in my crush— em (@whittagill) September 23, 2019
I posit this; perhaps it is the world - not Natasha Lyonne - who has forgotten how to clap. pic.twitter.com/IDhbJuTxRv— miritana (@Miritana) September 23, 2019
every clap is like a snowflake pic.twitter.com/WslrlXXgVs— Gilbert Cruz (@gilbertcruz) September 23, 2019
Plot twist: the reason why Natasha Lyonne is clapping like there's no tomorrow is bc she knows everyone will fall off the stairs later and die. She knows better. She gets the last clap. #Emmys #Emmys2019 #RussianDoll pic.twitter.com/Nfzw658OCH— Sam (@iAmSeddie) September 23, 2019
I feel like Natasha Lyonne just learned to clap 5 minutes before the broadcast. #Emmys— Kris Calabrese (@krisjocal) September 23, 2019
It’s called claplexia and it’s a real thing that Natasha has and how about some compassion for her and please don’t Google claplexia just trust me.— James M. (The wall is hot!) Vennett (@JMVennett) September 23, 2019
Natasha Lyonne’s clap... I’m crying— bailey🐉 HER SATANIC MAJESTY (@daeneryskywalkr) September 23, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.