Abbott Elementary‘s Quinta Brunson recently headlined all over Twitter for both good and bad reasons. While she won an Emmy for Abbott Elementary, the event that attracted more eyes was the stupid comedy act of Jimmy Kimmel. When Brunson came to the stage to give her acceptance speech, Kimmel’s stupid stunt wasted an amount of her time. This gained severe backlash as fans didn’t leave any chance to bash the talk show host. But amidst all these, Quinta Brunson continued to gain praise for her contribution to the show.
The stunt pulled by Jimmy Kimmel led the people to cause a great Twitter war against the host. A lot of racist remarks are also being pushed toward the act as it seemed significantly disrespectful.
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What happened at the Emmys 2022?
During this year’s Emmys when Quinta Brunson won the award for Outstanding Writing of the series, Jimmy Kimmel acted like a drunk and kept lying down on the stage. He was there even after Brunson started her acceptance speech. Fans didn’t at all take it in a comedic or good light and the severe backlash was directed towards Kimmel.
It can’t be denied that racism is a very sensitive subject currently. A minor section of the audience always stays ready to comment and judge on the basis of skin complexion. It is also in the headlines after projects like The Rings of Power and The Little Mermaid faced the harsh mouths of the audiences. Jimmy Kimmel’s act was also taken in that notion only. His act has been said as very disrespectful. Some comments even went to the extent of saying that Kimmel’s act showed how a white man can snatch away the basic rights of a black woman.
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Quinta Brunson comes back stronger
Quinta Brunson didn’t stay silent after the incident at Emmys 2022. Recently when she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, she interrupted him and took her entry. When asked by the host, she replied that everybody must understand that she only got a precious 45 seconds to present her appreciation speech. She had to so say much as this was her first time but she was interrupted due to some dumb comedy.
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Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue and stated to both the audience and Brunson that he was too happy for her as well as drunk. According to him although the audience thought he stole her moment, he still loves her very much.
“That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny – I lost, I drank too much, and I had to be dragged out on the stage. And then people got upset. They said that I stole your moment, and maybe I did. I’m very sorry if I did do that. I’m sorry I did do that, actually.”
After Brunson accepted the apology, Kimmel even said that he is a fan of the show since the first day. Quinta Brunson further continues to gain more praise. Her show not only is a very good portrayal of the hardships faced by public school teachers but people absolutely love the fact about how a part of the marketing budget is shared to provide supplies to school teachers in need. This was confirmed by herself during an interview.
Quinta Brunson says they put part of their allocated marketing budget for ‘ABBOTT ELEMENTARY’ “toward [school] supplies for teachers.”
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With the second season of the show currently airing, it can be hoped that the mockumentary featuring an under-resourced elementary school will achieve more success in the future.
Abbott Elementary can be streamed on Hulu.