Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was a presenter at the Oscars last night, and he was heavily criticized for his treatment of Nobel laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai, who was among the guests at the ceremony.
Malala survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 and has campaigned for the rights of women and girls in her home country, particularly their right to education.
This drew attention when Jimmy Kimmel turned on her at the festival and tried to drag her into a rather tasteless joke.
“You work on human rights and the education of women and children, and that’s admirable. As the youngest Nobel laureate in history, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?” , said Kimmel.
Kimmel then referred to an incident at the Venice Film Festival in September, where a video was released which many believe showed singer Harry Styles spitting on actor Chris Pines, whom they played together in the film Don. ‘t Worry Darling, but there was a lot of drama surrounding the image.
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Malala responded to this by replying, “I only talk about peace”, but seemed unmoved by the intrusion and rather uncomfortable.
Jimmy replied, “You know what, that’s why you’re Malala and no one else.” This is a great answer Malala. The winner is Malala country.”
Jimmy Kimmel asks Malala Yousafzai a viewer question: “As the youngest Nobel laureate in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine?”
“I speak only of peace. #Oscars#Oscars95 pic.twitter.com/krf3VvN7os
— ABC News (@ABC) March 13, 2023
Things got even more embarrassing for Malala when someone dressed as a cocaine bear from a recent movie came crawling down the hall and bothered her. Afterwards, Kimmel yelled at the audience that the bear should leave Malala alone.
Malala later reacted to the incident on Twitter, sharing a video of the incident saying, “Treat others with kindness.”
— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) March 13, 2023
Netizens were unimpressed with the incident.
Jimmy Kimmel after terrorizing Malala and the Oscar nominees for 5 minutes #Oscars pic.twitter.com/ZOVpB8NCfe
— haley (@blckyardigan) March 13, 2023
Malala gets asked by Jimmy Kimmel if she thinks Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine at the #Oscars:
“I speak only of peace. pic.twitter.com/Ph5o2HaYPp
— PopBase (@PopBase) March 13, 2023
why the hell did jimmy kimmel go to malala, make jokes about that nerdy ass chris pine and harry styles and then call her malala land?? what’s wrong with this man 😭 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/3Ld73NPcgX
- yes yes (@yEeyEe006) March 13, 2023
malala will never come back i cry
— َ (@ungodlywests) March 13, 2023
JIMMY KIMMEL GETTING AWAY FROM MALALA pic.twitter.com/TxDFTJuqyh
— b (@odessaswife) March 13, 2023
BREAKING: Cocaine Bear was euthanized after attacking Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai pic.twitter.com/tav0KuD971
— Lydia Tar Innocence Project (@poshspicelatte) March 13, 2023
jimmy kimmel stay FUCK away from malala im so serious pic.twitter.com/wBImzAP1si
— Will (@willfulchaos) March 13, 2023
having malala there and asking him about harry styles is really so stupid
- oh 💎 (@geeonfilm) March 13, 2023
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