Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Problematic’ Past Completely Ignored By Team Oscar


At a glance

  • Sarah Silverman said she lost a plum movie gig for a single blackface moment completed a decade ago.
  • Jimmy Fallon performed a “Struggle Session”-style apology for a single blackface sketch from two decades ago.
  • Jimmy Kimmel, who repeatedly blackened his face on “The Man Show” during its 1999-2002 run, will host the 2023 Academy Awards telecast.
  • That’s only part of Kimmel’s problematic past.
  • Kimmel hurled homophobic jokes at Fox News star Sean Hannity in 2018 when the two sparred over policy matters. The late night star later apologized for the comments, although in doing so he threw even more partisan punches.

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