Kimmel Applauds Penis-Free Oscars Statue in Opening Monologue: Kind of Man We Need More Of
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 90th Oscars on Sunday night, and made sure to address the upheaval that Hollywood has experienced since the Me Too movement against sexual harassment rocked the industry — and took down its first casualty, the once towering producer Harvey Weinstein.
“Oscar is 90 years old tonight,” Kimmel said in his opening monologue, “which means he’s probably at home right now watching Fox News.”
“Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood, and there’s a very good reason why,” Kimmel continued, before pointing at the giant Oscars statue on the stage.
“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 literally a statue of limitations.”
“And that’s the kind of men we need more of in this town,” he added.
Kimmel continued to joke that Hollywood is so clueless about women that it made a movie called What Women Want that starred famously sexist actor Mel Gibson.
The late night host went on to make a number of jokes at the expense of Weinstein, whose legendary career in Hollywood was brought crashing down last year after dozens of women accused him of sexual harassment, abuse and assault.
Watch the opener above, via ABC.
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