The joke didn’t get through. Jimmy Kimmel caused backlash when he pretended to be dead on stage as Quinta Brunson won an Emmy Award for her sitcom abbot elementary.
“I know Jimmy Kimmel and I don’t. I felt like this piece didn’t bother me much,” Brunson, 32, who won both Best Screenplay and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, told reporters at the awards ceremony on Monday, Sept. 12. -center “Emmy” after selection. to honor.
The Philadelphia native added that Kimmel was an early supporter abbot elementarywhich she created.
“Honestly, it was kind of… Jimmy gave me my first big night spot and was one of the first people to see Abbottshe continued. “He texted me on Instagram that he saw this comedy and thought it was one of the greatest comedies of all time and he was so excited to have it on ABC.”
Brunson then joked that perhaps with further thought, she would begin to feel differently. “Tomorrow, maybe I will be angry with him. I’m going to be at his show on Wednesday so I can punch him in the face. I don’t know what’s going to happen,” she joked.
The 54 year old host’s late night gag started with Will Arnett pulled him onto the stage to present the award. He played dead while 52-year-old Arnett read the nominees and announced the winner. Some viewers did not like that he remained motionless on stage while Brunson gave her speech.
“Jimmy Kimmel had to leave the stage during Kinta’s performance. Extremely disrespectful,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Quinta Brunson deserved more than giving her consent to the ‘dead body’ of Jimmy Kimmel,” another chimed in.
Male show the alums, for their part, had nothing but good things to say about Black lady sketch show The actress after the incident.
“She is incredibly talented. And I saw her pilot before it came out on ABC, and I texted her and said, “I don’t know how we got this, but congratulations.” You made a pilot that any network would love.” She is also a wonderful person,” he said. Entertainment tonight after Emmy.
Before I begin my acceptance speech, single parents the alum said, “Jimmy, wake up, I won.” When the New York native didn’t budge, she joked, “Okay, hold my phone,” and continued.
Brunson thanked her family, including her husband Kevin Jay Anickcalling him “the most supportive person I have ever known”.