Quinta Brunson walked out of the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (September 12) as the winner. But, unfortunately, on every photo and video of Quinta’s brightest moment there is Jimmy Kimmel lying on the stage floor “playing dead”. After he lay there throughout her acceptance speech, Quinta responded to Jimmy’s actions, saying, in part, that a little “didn’t bother [her] so much.”
However, social media users have accused Jimmy of filth for eluding Kinta’s attention. In an interview on the red carpet Entertainment tonight at Emmy’s after-party, Jimmy partially spoke about him again when asked about the parody.
“Honestly, I didn’t understand anything because my eyes were closed,” said Jimmy. “I had no idea where I was. It was one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me.”
Jimmy Kimmel invades historic moment for black women
Jimmy also praised Quinta for winning the award for his popular series. Abbot is elementary.
“She’s incredibly talented and I saw her pilot before she even hit the screens. ABC”, Jimmy told Matt Cohen. “I texted her that I don’t understand how we got this, but congratulations, you’ve made a pilot that any network would be thrilled to receive.”
He ended his comment by saying that Quinta “nice man”.
However, his praise doesn’t change the fact that he has invaded a historic moment for black artists and creators in the industry, especially black women and girls.
Even before she touched the microphone at an awards show, Quinta made history.
She has received nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. According to NPR, these nominations made her first black woman in the same year will be nominated in three comedy categories.
Besides, NPR reports that Quinta is “the youngest black woman ever nominated for a comedy actress.”
Ultimately, Quinta won for outstanding screenplay. And her victory also went down in history. The show’s creator and lead actress is only the second black woman to win Best Comedy Screenplay.
However, footage from her performance will forever remember Jimmy pretending to pass out after pretending to drink too much.
Quinta let go of Jimmy, saying she “doesn’t bother” her a bit
Somehow, Kinta delivered her acceptance speech with no phases except for a small “Jimmy, wake up, I won. at the start. Although he claims that “I had no idea where [he] was,” the video shows him giving Quinta a thumbs up after she told him to wake up.
Speaking to the media backstage, Quinta kept the moment bright. She excused Jimmy’s actions by emphasizing their friendship and doing what comedians do – kidding!
“This snippet didn’t bother me much, I don’t know what the Internet thinks, but I know it. To be honest, Jimmy gave me my first big night spot and was one of the first people to see Abbott,” Quinta said.
She also told the story of Jimmy writing to her about the pilot. Quinta says he called the series “one of the greatest comedies of all time“.
“…So I think at that point I was just really happy that it was Jimmy up there,” Kinta continued. “I consider him one of the godfathers of comedy… so I was consumed by the moment.”
Quinta will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday (September 14). So she ended her answer to the question by asking her “might punch him in the face” at the time of her appearance.
Social media users find nothing funny in Jimmy’s actions
But, unlike Quinta, her supporters showed no mercy to Jimmy. They appreciated his white male privilege, comedic skills, and more. Keep scrolling to see some of the quick responses!
I don’t know of a better example of invasive white male privilege than Jimmy Kimmel lying in the middle of Quinta Brunson’s room. #Emmy2022 speech. He didn’t have the business/right to take the seat the way he did.
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) September 13, 2022
Jimmy Kimmel, you’re so weird, you should have just left the stage… Quinta wins her first Emmy and you tell her about yourself and your tired ass no one watches at home, it’s not funny pic.twitter.com/NmctHSsy7n
— Mel ✰ (@houseofphoton) September 13, 2022
To be honest, I didn’t pay attention to him because I was so focused on her.
But after seeing it frozen in time, Jimmy Kimmel must make a public apology to Quinta. Especially now that I know he did it after he lost.
It hurts the loser.
– Alex. (@Alex_Washington) September 13, 2022
Nothing will happen to Jimmy Kimmel for stealing Quinta Brunson’s moment as the first black woman to win a solo Emmy for writing a show she created.
Anyone calling this Kimmel’s racism model will be dragged down despite the fact that he did Blackface twice and used the ‘n’ word. pic.twitter.com/Olq7qeviwu
— Ola Oevumi (@Olas_Truth) September 13, 2022
I could be wrong, but I suspect that Quinta Brunson showed favor to Jimmy Kimmel (which he didn’t deserve) because black women are held hostage by the media and viewers who are threatened to appear “angry” or “insensitive.” She deserved much better #Emmy2022
— THEE PainInMyalgia🌻💛 (@tweetysoph86) September 13, 2022
Jimmy Kimmel decided to be the main character and literally made Quinta step over him to get his Emmy and then *stay* in her space during her speech (it wasn’t even funny for a while) looks worse than what made by Will Smith. , but will not be discussed as such.
— James Alexander👨🏾💻 (@ScriptsByJames) September 13, 2022