October 6, 2022
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Quinta Brunson Reacts to Jimmy Kimmel’s Emmys 2022 Joke Backlash

The joke didn’t land. Jimmy Kimmel drew backlash when he pretended to be lifeless onstage as Quinta Brunson accepted a Primetime Emmy Award for her sitcom Abbott Elementary.

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The joke didn’t land. Jimmy Kimmel drew backlash when he pretended to be lifeless onstage as Quinta Brunson accepted a Primetime Emmy Award for her sitcom Abbott Elementary.

“I do know Jimmy Kimmel, and I don’t know. I felt just like the bit didn’t hassle me that a lot,” Brunson, 32 — who received for each Excellent Writing and Lead Actress in a Comedy Sequence on the Monday, September 12, awards present — informed reporters within the Emmys press room after picking up the honor.

The Philadelphia native added that Kimmel was an early supporter of Abbott Elementary, which she created.

“Actually, it was form of … Jimmy gave me my first massive late-night spot and was one of many first individuals to see Abbott,” she continued. “He Instagram messaged me that he noticed this comedy and thought it was one of many greatest comedies of all time, and he was so excited it was going to be on ABC.”

Brunson then joked that perhaps she’ll start to really feel in a different way after additional reflection. “Tomorrow, perhaps I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his present on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face. I don’t know what’s going to occur,” she quipped.

Quinta Brunson and Jimmy Kimmel Emmy Awards 2022

Quinta Brunson and Jimmy Kimmel
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The 54-year-old late evening host’s gag started with Will Arnett dragged him onstage to current the award. He pretended to be lifeless whereas Arnett, 52, learn the nominees and introduced the winner. Some viewers didn’t admire that he remained immobile onstage whereas Brunson gave her speech.

“Jimmy Kimmel ought to have left the stage throughout Quinta’s speech. Extremely disrespectful,” one Twitter person wrote.

“Quinta Brunson deserved higher than giving her acceptance over Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘lifeless physique,’” one other chimed in.

The Man’s Present alum, for his half, had nothing however good issues to say concerning the Black Woman Sketch Present actress after the incident.

“She is so unbelievably talented. And I noticed her pilot earlier than it got here out on ABC, and I wrote to her, and I used to be like, ‘I don’t understand how we obtained this, however congratulations. You made a pilot that any community can be ecstatic to get.’ She’s a stunning particular person as nicely,” he informed Leisure Tonight after the Emmys.

Earlier than starting her acceptance speech, the Single Mother and father alum mentioned, “Jimmy, get up, I received.” When the New York native didn’t budge, she joked, “OK, maintain my cellphone,” and proceeded.

Brunson thanked her household, together with husband Kevin Jay Anik, calling him “essentially the most supportive man I’ve ever recognized.”

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