Quinta Brunson interrupts Jimmy Kimmel's monologue after he ruined her Emmys speech, but fans still seething
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Quinta Brunson won an Emmy award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for 'Abbott Elementary'. However, things weren't as simple as it was supposed to be when Jimmy Kimmel, the comedian, and TV host pulled a stunt during her acceptance speech by lying down on the stage! Fans definitely thought it was partially "racist," and "uncool" of him to do so.
Kimmel faced a lot of hate on social media post the incident but it didn't stop there as Sheryl Lee Ralph too voiced her opinion post the incident in an interview. Things may be hunky dory in the extraordinary lives of these Hollywood celebrities, but is there no underlying shade at all? Perhaps we will never know, but what we know is fans are expecting Jimmy Kimmel to apologize publicly to Brunson for his act. Read more to know what Sheryl Lee Ralph thought of it and how fans reacted to Kimmel's supposed to be "humorous" act!
As we know in this free world everyone has a right to their opinion, Sheryl Lee Ralph, who took home her own Emmy on Monday night for her supporting comedy actress, did not find Kimmel's act "funny" at all.
As per Variety, Ralph said, “I was absolutely confused. I didn’t know what was going on.” “I was like, ‘I wish that man would just get up off of the ground.’ And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel, and I was like, ‘Ooh, the disrespect, Jimmy!’ But that’s just me.” She laughed, before sarcastically adding, “Sorry! I’m so sorry, it was lovely that he was lying on the floor during her wonderful acceptance speech!” “I told him, too! To his face! And he understood,” Ralph continued.
Regardless of what Ralph had to say, Quinta Brunson had already laughed it off when she was asked in the interviews after she won the award, she said, “The bit didn’t bother me that much. Jimmy gave me my first big late-night spot and was one of the first people to see ‘Abbott.’ He thought it was one of the greatest comedies of all time and he was so excited it was going to be on ABC.”
“So at that moment, I think I was just really happy that it was Jimmy up there. I kind of consider him one of the comedy godfathers. Tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him,” she concluded. “I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face. I don’t know what happens.”
However, she didn't end up punching Kimmel on the show, but she sure got her vengeance when she interrupted the TV host's monologue for his episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Wednesday! A comedic bit of retaliation after Kimmel faced criticism for his appearance during the Emmys. The show’s official social media shared a picture ahead of the broadcast with the caption, "Look who interrupted Jimmy’s monologue tonight!”.
Look who interrupted Jimmy’s monologue tonight! 🙌💗🏆 pic.twitter.com/3Zi9ZAPs13— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) September 15, 2022
Nonetheless, fans had a different reaction to the post and didn't take it as lightly as the celebrities. So, maybe it is not all good in the hood for the fans! A fan said, 'Good for Quinta! I love Jimmy but what a dumb stunt. It wasn’t even funny rather disrespectful- took away from her magic moment while he was laying under her feet. People in the room were confused. A Will Smith moment without the slap.' A fan wrote, 'This does not make up for your bs'. Another fan added, 'Good save. You were public enemy last night on Twitter and the torches were lit.' A fan commented, 'There are still too many Jimmys in this frame'. A fan mentioned, 'I would have preferred the 👊 lol'. A fan shared, 'It doesn't equate to your despicable actions.' Lastly, a fan added, 'Laugh it off all you want. That was still a trash move at the Emmys.'
Good for Quinta! I love Jimmy but what a dumb stunt. It wasn’t even funny rather disrespectful- took away from her magic moment while he was laying under her feet. People in the room were confused. A Will Smith moment without the slap.— Lynne Segall (@LynneSegall2) September 15, 2022
This does not make up for your bs— Nikki Nicole (@SunshineNikk) September 15, 2022
Good save. You were public enemy last night on Twitter and the torches were lit.— Ginger (@whatasheila) September 15, 2022
There are still too many Jimmys in this frame— Initials AN (@Sageness13) September 15, 2022
I would have preferred the 👊🏾lol— yolanda g godwin (@sweetweet51) September 15, 2022
It doesn't equate to your despicable actions.— Jewel Barnett (@jewelbphd) September 15, 2022
Laugh it off all you want. That was still a trash move at the Emmys.— David Campbell (@dcampbellacteur) September 15, 2022
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