People Are Calling Out Jimmy Kimmel's "White Male Privilege" After He Laid Flat On The Ground During Quinta Brunson's Emmy Speech

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Quinta Brunson is officially an Emmy winner!

Quinta Brunson making an Emmy acceptance speech
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The 32-year-old writer won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary.


Quinta's category was presented by Will Arnett and Jimmy Kimmel, who did this bit where Jimmy laid flat on the ground because he had too many "skinny margaritas" after losing his category.

Will Arnett pulling Jimmy Kimmel, who is lying on the ground, by the legs
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You'd think that he'd end the whole lying-flat-on-the-ground bit and get up once Quinta had won, but nope.

Jimmy Kimmel lying down while Quinta holds her Emmy
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He continued to lie there, like this, throughout her acceptance speech:

Quinta Brunson speaking as Jimmy lies down on the ground
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Quinta handled it like a pro, even laughing and placing her phone on his body.

Quinta telling Jimmy to hold her phone
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But people were not happy, calling Jimmy out for taking attention away from Quinta:

They also called him out for "white male privilege."

UPDATE: Both Quinta and Jimmy have responded. Quinta told Variety:

Sep. 13, 2022, at 16:08 PM

And Jimmy told Entertainment Tonight:

"I had my eyes closed, I had no idea where I was. It was one of the weirdest things that’s ever happened to me. She is so unbelievably talented. And I saw her pilot before it came out on ABC, and I wrote to her, and I was like, ‘I don’t know how we got this, but congratulations. You made a pilot that any network would be ecstatic to get.’ She’s a lovely person as well."