Quinta Brunson gets some payback after Jimmy Kimmel's stunt at the Emmys
Earlier this week, Kimmel became a trending Twitter topic after upstaging the Abbott Elementary star's big win at the 74th Primetime Emmys.
Kimmel continued a comedic bit well past the point it was funny and lay on the stage while Brunson gave her acceptance speech as winner of the Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series award.
The 32-year-old dismissed the silly moment at the time, but she then got some payback by interrupting the Kimmel's opening monologue on his show Wednesday evening.
The pair then sat down and clarified the cringy moment, with the late-night host sincerely apologizing to Brunson.
"That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny. I lost, and then I drank too much, and I had to be dragged out on the stage. And then people got upset. They said that I stole your moment, and maybe I did. I'm very sorry if I did do that," Kimmel said.
"I'm sorry I did do that, actually. And also, the last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you, and I think you know that. I hope you know that."
Brunson graciously accepted Kimmel's apology and just like that, the world has avoided another awards show scandal.
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