Jimmy Kimmel’s Controversial Emmys Joke Sparks Worldwide Outrage

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Viewers have been left outraged after hearing Jimmy Kimmel’s “tone deaf” joke at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards…

The show was the latest awards ceremony to go “virtual” amid ongoing lockdown restrictions, but it definitely didn’t disappoint.

With many praising it for being better than the typical, and sometimes boring, Hollywood awards ceremony.

Including the moment Ramy Youssef revealed what happens when you lose. Emmy producers were dispatched to the houses of all the major nominees this year – in a hazmat suit. Once the winner was announced, they would receive a knock at their door and their Emmy would be presented to them live… except if they lost, that is.

We were even treated to a mini Friends reunion.

Could the night get any better?

…a host.

The comedian had previously landed the gig in 2012 and 2016.

There was no real audience to laugh at his monologue.

Viewers really didn’t hold back after hearing it.

From the likes of Ozark and Succession, this year’s nominees already proved they’re worthy of an Emmy.

So, to set the scene, let’s take a look at each of the winners.

– Anthony Anderson, black-ish – Don Cheadle, Black Monday – Ted Danson, The Good Place – Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method – Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER – Ramy Youssef, Ramy

– Christina Applegate, Dead to Me – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me – Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER – Issa Rae, Insecure – Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

– Jason Bateman, Ozark – Sterling K. Brown, This is Us – Steve Carell, The Morning Show – Brian Cox, Succession – Billy Porter, Pose – Jeremy Strong, Succession – WINNER

– Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show – Olivia Colman, The Crown – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve – Laura Linney, Ozark – Sandra Oh, Killing Eve – Zendaya, Euphoria – WINNER

– Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown – Laura Dern, Big Little Lies – Julia Garner, Ozark – WINNER – Thandie Newton, Westworld – Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve – Sarah Snook, Succession – Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies – Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

– Nicholas Braun, Succession – Billy Crudup, The Morning Show – WINNER – Kieran Culkin, Succession – Mark Duplass, The Morning Show – Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul – Matthew Macfadyen, Succession – Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale – Jeffery Wright, Westworld

– Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place – Betty Gilpin, GLOW – Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live – Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER – Yvonne Orji, Insecure – Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

– Mahershala Ali, Ramy – Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method – Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – William Jackson Harper, The Good Place – Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER – Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

– Jeremy Irons, Watchmen – Hugh Jackman, Bad Education – Paul Mescal, Normal People – Jeremy Pope, Hollywood – Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True – WINNER

– Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America – Shira Haas, Unorthodox – Regina King, Watchmen – WINNER – Octavia Spencer, Self Made – Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

-Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America – WINNER -Toni Collette, Unbelievable -Margo Martindale, Mrs. America -Jean Smart, Watchmen -Holland Taylor, Hollywood -Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America

-Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen – WINNER -Jovan Adepo, Watchmen -Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend -Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen -Dylan McDermott, Hollywood -Jim Parsons, Hollywood

Little Fires EverywhereMrs. AmericaUnbelievableUnorthodox Watchmen – WINNER

Curb Your EnthusiasmDead to meThe Good PlaceInsecureThe Kominsky MethodThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Schitt’s Creek – WINNERWhat We Do in the Shadows

Better Call SaulThe CrownThe Handmaid’s TaleKilling EveThe MandalorianOzarkStranger Things Succession – WINNER

The Daily Show with Trevor NoahFull Frontal with Samantha BeeJimmy Kimmel Live! Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – WINNERThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert

American MastersHillary The Last Dance – WINNERMcMillion$Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness

The Masked SingerNailed It! RuPaul’s Drag Race – WINNERTop ChefThe Voice

Big Little LiesThe CrownThe Handmaid’s TaleKilling EveOzarkSuccession – WINNER

American Son Bad Education – WINNERDolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old BonesEl Camino: A Breaking Bad MovieUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Curb Your EnthusiasmDead to MeInsecureThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Schitt’s Creek – WINNERWhat We Do in the Shadows

Mrs. AmericaNormal PeopleUnbelievableUnorthodoxWatchmen – WINNER

There was one thing that overshadowed the entire night.

Viewers were far from happy with the star and didn’t hold back with their comments.

After Oliver’s acceptance speech for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Kimmel took a moment to make a quick joke about calling ICE. Yep, really.

For those who don’t know, Oliver first came to the United States in 2006 as a correspondent on The Daily Show before becoming a U.S. citizen in December 2019.


Kimmel has been faced with huge backlash. And this is far from the only time. Scroll on to find out why he was canceled after a “harrowing” clip resurfaced…