Jimmy Kimmel the host of the 95th edition of the Oscars had all eyes on him. The world waited to see how Jimmy would address the last year’s slap incident between host Chris Rock and last year’s beat actor Will Smith.
He said, “we want you to have fun, we want you to be safe, and most importantly, we want me to be safe. If anyone commits an act of violence anytime during this show, you will be presented the Oscar for Best Actor and be permitted to give a 19-minute long speech.”
This statement thrilled the audience, Kimmel then added that the Oscars now had a crisis management team, and wondered what they might do in the event of violence. He jokingly advised the audience, “Just do what you did last year nothing. Sit there and do nothing. Maybe even hug the assailant.”
He finished his remarks on the issue by saying that if anyone was tempted to get onstage and slap him for a joke he made, that individual had people to contend with. “You’re going to have to get through the heavyweight champ, Adonis Creed, you’re going to have to battle with Michelle Yeoh before you get to me … you’re going to have to tangle with Spider-Man, you’re going to have to tangle with Fabelman, and then you’re going to have to go through my right-hand man Guillermo if you want to get up to this stage.”
Jimmy was brilliant with the way and manner in which he handled the entire situation. He made the audience laugh and subtly passed the needed information.
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