After hosting the Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel didn’t make a lot of people happy. Some people even called him a “national disgrace.”
The TV host was chosen to host the 95th Academy Awards, which happened a year after Chris Rock’s famous appearance.
Malala Yousafzai has been called a “hero” for her response to a joke Kimmel made about Harry Styles. This could make Kimmel’s appearance famous in the future.
The activist woman went to the Oscars because she was an executive producer for the documentary short film Stranger at the Gate, which was up for Best Documentary Short Film.
During a break in the show, Kimmel moved through the crowd and did a few funny bits. This is something that often happens at award shows.
During this, he went up to Yousafzai and thanked her for coming and told her how great the movie was.
Malala Yousafzai and Jimmy Kimmel had a bit that was a little awkward. ABC gets the credit Malala Yousafzai and Jimmy Kimmel had a bit that was a little awkward.
ABC gets the credit
But things quickly got awkward between the two of them when Kimmel pretended to ask a question from a viewer named “Joanne” at home.
Kimmel asked, “Your work on women’s and children’s rights and education is a great example.”
As the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Prize, I wanted to know, “Do you think Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine?”
Some people laughed at the joke, but they were definitely awkward laughs, which made Yousafzai look very uncomfortable.
She said, “Peace is all I talk about.”
“You know what, that’s why you’re Malala and no one else is,” Kimmel said. Malala, that’s a great answer. Everyone agrees that Malala-land is the winner.”
The joke was about how Harry Styles caused a stir on social media last year when he seemed to spit at actor Chris Pine at the premiere of Don’t Worry, Darling.
People liked Malala Yousafzai’s answer to the host’s question. ABC gets the credit People liked Malala Yousafzai’s answer to the host’s question. ABC gets the credit
Later, the activist went on social media and quote-tweeted the Oscars clip, adding, “Be kind to people.”
After the awkward part, a lot of fans went on social media. One person on Twitter said, “Jimmy Kimmel is a national disgrace. This woman should have more.”
A second person said, “That wasn’t a good question, but Malala answered it very well.”
And a third said, “It looks like comedians getting embarrassed at the Oscars is becoming a trend.”
A fourth person said, “Absolutely rude and condescending behavior toward her and her work. It made me cringe and made me feel the same way as the Smith Slap.”
Kimmel also surprised his audience with a joke about the late actor Robert Blake, who died on March 9.
He told everyone to put down their phones, even if they were at home, because it was time to vote. If you think Robert Blake should be in the In Memoriam montage, text “Imea Blake” to the number on your screen.”