Jimmy Kimmel was the host of the Academy Awards, and he aimed the disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Check out what he said in the opening monologue at the ceremony.
Kimmel fronted the Oscars for the second time in a row, this Sunday, March 4th. He opened the ceremony throwing a few hints at the disgraced movie producer.
Weinstein has been blacklisted from Hollywood after a massive string of sexual harassment accusations.
He said that ‘The Academy took action last year to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks. There were a lot of great nominees, but Harvey deserved it the most.’
Jimmy also made a joke about the reputation of Hollywood men, claiming that they should strive to be more like the Oscar statuette:
‘Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood, and there’s a perfect reason why. Just look at him. Keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and most importantly, no penis at all. He is a statue of limitations, and that’s the kind of men we need more of in this town.’
Jimmy also stated that the reforms that have been taken in Hollywood since the Weinstein scandal broke hadn’t come soon enough.
‘What happened with Harvey and what’s happening all over was long overdue. We can’t let bad behavior slide anymore. The world is watching us,’ according to Jimmy.