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

The Emmy was a historic win for Quinta.

Quinta Brunson is officially an Emmy winner!

Quinta Brunson making an Emmy acceptance speech

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

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

He continued to lie there, like this, throughout her acceptance speech:

Quinta Brunson speaking as Jimmy lies down on the ground

Quinta handled it like a pro, even laughing and placing her phone on his body.

Quinta telling Jimmy to hold her phone

But people were not happy, calling Jimmy out for taking attention away from Quinta:

Quinta Brunson deserved better than giving her acceptance over Jimmy Kimmel’s “dead” body. #Emmys #AbbottElementary

Twitter: @gpirnia

jimmy kimmel laying on the floor while quinta has her moment is extremely irritating

Twitter: @connorperrett

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

White male privilege is laying on the ground & expecting a Black woman to just step around you while she accepts her hard-earned award. Fuck Jimmy Kimmel. #Emmys2022

Twitter: @cynicaltomorrow

CAN SOMEONE TELL THE HUMAN PERSONIFICATION OF WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE THAT IS @jimmykimmel THAT HE IS NOT ENTITLED TO TAKE UP *ALL* THE SPACE—ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT SPACE BELONGS TO @quintabrunson WHO HAD TO LITERALLY NAVIGATE AROUND HIM TO ACCEPT HER HISTORIC #EMMY Un. be. lievable.

Twitter: @Liz_Hylton

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

"I don't know. I know Jimmy Kimmel and I felt like the bit didn't bother me that much. I don't know what the internet thinks. Jimmy gave me my first late night spot and was one of the first people to see Abbott. I think in that moment, I was really happy that it was Jimmy up there. I kind of consider him one of the comedy godfathers, and I'm a huge fan of Will Arnett, so I was wrapped up in the moment. I don't know, 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. We'll see what happens."

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."