"There's no chic way of saying this," Yang, who is up against Thompson in the best supporting actor in a comedy category, said on his Instagram Stories, according to Entertainment Weekly. "I have been told we are a week away from Emmys voting, and I felt the need to express my top line campaign message, which is that if you're in the Television Academy, please vote for Kenan Thompson for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Vote however you'd like in other categories, but for that one please vote for Kenan. He is one of the best sketch comedians of all time. He's one of the kindest people I know and that many others know. This isn't a faux humility thing. I don't want it, to be honest. And it's not that I'm too cool for it, because I'm not, but I'm just being real: I don't want it and Kenan deserves it. And I know this is messy... and that someone on my team will be mad at me, but I'm just being real."