Quinta Brunson reacts to Jimmy Kimmel crashing Emmys win

Jimmy Kimmel may need thought taking part in lifeless on the 74th Emmy Awards was humorous, however Twitter just isn’t laughing.

On Monday, the late-night TV host pretended to be a lifeless physique, dragged onstage by actor Will Arnett, to current the Emmy Award for comedy writing. However when “Abbott Elementary” creator and star Quinta Brunson went as much as settle for her first-ever Emmy, she had surprising — and unwelcome — firm mendacity at her ft.

Brunson performed together with the gag, saying, “Jimmy, wake up, I won.” She even requested him to carry her telephone, and he obliged with a thumbs-up — however then stayed on the ground. Brunson thanked him on the finish of her speech.

Chatting with press backstage, Brunson elaborated on the scenario, not but realizing the second had gone viral.

“I felt like the bit didn’t bother me that much,” she stated. “I don’t know what the internet thinks!

“Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first late-night spot and was one of the first people to see ‘Abbott,’ and he Instagram messaged me that he saw this comedy and thought it was one of the greatest comedies of all time and he was so excited it was going to be on ABC,” she added.

“So I think in that moment, I was just really happy that it was Jimmy up there! I’m a huge fan of Will Arnett, so I was wrapped up in the moment.”

Brunson stated she would possibly get again at Kimmel for the Emmys farce.

“I’m gonna be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” she quipped. “I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

Twitter, nevertheless, was much less forgiving of Kimmel’s shenanigans.

“jimmy kimmel laying on the floor while quinta has her moment is extremely irritating,” tweeted editor Connor Perrett.

One other person stated that Brunson “deserved better than” having Kimmel’s “dead” physique at her ft. One other tweeted that Kimmel — who has hosted the Emmys a number of occasions, most lately in 2020 — “deserves” the web backlash he sparked.

“Jimmy Kimmel should have left the stage during Quinta’s speech,” tweeted journalist Philip Lewis. “Highly disrespectful.”

One other Twitter person famous that Kimmel’s actions may have lasting penalties.

“Jimmy Kimmel owes Quinta an apology but the messed up part is every image of her accepting her award has his a— in it,” tweeted theologian and author Candice Marie Benbow.

See extra reactions to Kimmel’s joke beneath.