Jimmy Kimmel says he won’t discuss the sexual misconduct scandals that have plagued Hollywood at the Oscars.
“I don’t think you can go too far. I’m still doing a comedy show and I need to be funny and entertain my audience,” the 50-year-old late-night talk show host explained during his appearance Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”
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“But I also think that we’ve matured enough to the point where we can accept late-night talk show hosts speaking about a serious subject,” he added. “I think it’s almost necessary now.”
When asked how he planned on addressing the #MeToo movement when he hosts the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday, Kimmel said he won’t stop “any behavior with” his jokes and doesn’t plan to talk about it.
“Well listen, here’s the thing. This show is not about reliving peoples’ sexual assaults,” Kimmel explained. “It’s an award show for people who have been dreaming about maybe winning an Oscar for their whole lives and the last thing I want to do is ruin that for someone who is nominated for best leading actress… by making it unpleasant. That’s not what I want to do. I’m not going to stop any behavior with my jokes.”