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People Accuse Jimmy Kimmel Of "White Male Privilege" Because Of His Emmys Stunt During Quinta Brunson's Acceptance Speech

By Gina Florio
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The 2022 Emmy Awards took place last night in Los Angeles and hundreds of stars gathered to celebrate this year's winners. Jimmy Kimmel presented an award to actress Quinta Brunson, but his on-stage stunt left people upset to say the least.

The Primetime Emmys took place in the Microsoft Theater and Kenan Thompson hosted the show. Lizzo won an award for outstanding competition program and Jennifer Coolidge won her first Emmy for her role in HBO's The White Lotus. There was one part of the show that people can't stop talking about though, and it has everything to do with white male privilege, of course.

People Accuse Jimmy Kimmel of "White Male Privilege" Because of His Emmys Stunt While Quinta Brunson Accepted Her Award

Quinta Brunson, creator of Abbott Elementary, won outstanding writing in a comedy series, and Jimmy Kimmel presented her with the award alongside Will Arnett. They performed a skit where Jimmy claimed to have too many skinny margaritas after he lost in his category, and proceeded to lie on the ground flat.

However, as Quinta came on the stage to accept her award, he remained there throughout her whole acceptance speech. She took it graciously and even played along, placing her phone on his body. But the internet was not happy with the display, and they are accusing him of having white male privilege. Because of course.

Was his stunt unfunny? Sure. But was it a display of white male privilege? According to Twitter, yes, but Twitter most certainly isn't the real world.

Even Quinta herself was unfazed by the skit. Backstage after the award show was over, she said the moment "didn't bother me that much," and she said Jimmy was actually an early supporter of her show. "Tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” she joked.

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