Jimmy Kimmel has come beneath some critical fireplace on-line after many imagine a skit he and Will Arnett carried out as presenters stole the highlight from winner Quinta Brunson.
Arnett and Kimmel offered the award for Excellent Writing for a Comedy Collection at Monday evening’s Emmy Awards. Arnett dragged a “handed out” Kimmel onto the stage and laid his physique out subsequent to the microphone stand whereas he defined the late evening host had too many margaritas backstage.
As soon as Arnett known as Brunson’s title because the winner, and he or she got here to the stage, Kimmel continued to hold on with the gag — even after Brunson jokingly exclaimed, “Jimmy, get up. I gained.”
Jimmy laid tremendous near Brunson as she gave her speech, making it almost not possible for the present’s administrators to get a shot of her with out him in it.
Twitter exploded after the second, with customers stating how disrespectful Kimmel’s resolution got here throughout, together with, “Jimmy Kimmel owes Quinta an apology however the tousled half is each picture of her accepting her award has his ass in it. White males actually are unbearable.”
One other mentioned, “White male privilege is laying on the bottom & anticipating a Black lady to simply step round you whereas she accepts her hard-earned award.”
Nonetheless, Brunson did not appear bothered by the second, telling reporters after the present, “I believe in that second, I used to be simply actually glad that it was Jimmy up there … I don’t know, tomorrow perhaps I’ll be mad at him. I’m gonna be on his present on Wednesday, so I’d punch him within the face. I don’t know. We’ll see what occurs.”