Sheryl Lee Ralph confronted Jimmy Kimmel after his Quinta Brunson Emmys bit

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph didn’t see the humor in Jimmy Kimmel’s distracting stunt at the 2022 Emmys.

The late-night host was dragged onto the stage by Will Arnett to present the award for best screenplay in a comedy series, but “passed out” from “getting on the skinny margaritas” after winning the Emmy for his late-night series on “13. times in a row”.

When Ralph’s co-star and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson came onstage to accept the award, Kimmel stayed put and didn’t move, leading to Brunson struggling to get to the mic for her speech approach.

According to reporters at a Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, Ralph was less than impressed.

Sheryl Lee Ralph won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for "Abbott Elementary School" on Monday evening.
Sheryl Lee Ralph won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Abbott Elementary on Monday night.
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“I was totally confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” she revealed. “But I was like, ‘I wish this man would just get up off the floor’ … And then I realized it was Jimmy Kimmel.”

“Oh, the disrespect. I said it to his face too,” Ralph added. “He understood.”

Kimmel’s stunt was also slammed online as some fans accused him of “white privilege” and arguably ruining Brunson’s big moment.

Brunson wasn’t bothered by his antics, however.

Quinta Brunson will likely address the stunt when she shows up "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday evening.
Quinta Brunson is likely to address the stunt when she performs on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday night.
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“Jimmy gave me my first big late-night spot and was one of the first to see Abbott.” she told the press after the moment. “He shared with me on Instagram that he saw this comedy and thought it was one of the greatest comedies of all time.”

Coincidentally, Brunson is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, so it’s yet to be determined if she’s changed her mind about the encounter.

As for Ralph, she received a standing ovation for her Emmy acceptance speech, in which she sang Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species” and shared words of encouragement about never giving up.

Season 2 of Abbott Elementary premieres September 21 on ABC.

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