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Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel explains why #MeToo is off limits

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars this Sunday.

And after a tense year in show business, the late night host confirmed there will be no jokes about the #MeToo at this year’s show during an interview on Good Morning American Tuesday.

Kimmel explained that the evening was about making the night memorable for all the people who’ve been ‘dreaming about… winning an Oscar for their whole lives.’ 

Not a laughing matter: Jimmy Kimmel confirmed he wouldn’t be using the #MeToo movement as fodder for jokes during a Good Morning American interview aired Tuesday

He made himself clear at the top of his interview, telling ABC’s Paula Faris: ‘This show is not about reliving people’s sexual assaults.’ 

The funny guy continued: ‘The last thing I want to do is ruin that for someone who is, you know, nominated for, you know, best leading actress or best supporting or best director or cinematographer, or whatever, by making it unpleasant.’

He added: ‘I’m not going to…stop any bad behavior with my jokes.’

Jimmy did admit, however, that he wasn’t pulling any punches when it came to politics.

Handling with respect: Kimmel told ABC's Paula Faris #MeToo was off-limits, saying: 'This show is not about reliving people's sexual assaults.' Above Jimmy is seen on stage during last year's event

Handling with respect: Kimmel told ABC’s Paula Faris #MeToo was off-limits, saying: ‘This show is not about reliving people’s sexual assaults.’ Above Jimmy is seen on stage during last year’s event

Special night: Kimmel explained that the evening was about making the night memorable for all the people who've been 'dreaming about... winning an Oscar for their whole lives'

Special night: Kimmel explained that the evening was about making the night memorable for all the people who’ve been ‘dreaming about… winning an Oscar for their whole lives’

‘A lot of people are going with this line of reasoning where they say, people in show business shouldn’t speak out about politics. 

‘And yet…they elected Donald Trump the president of the United States. So I think that argument has pretty well jumped out the window.’

He continued: ‘I’m still doing a comedy show and I need to be funny and entertain my audience, 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. And I think that it’s almost necessary now.’

Kimmel has been a vocal critic of the POTUS and has used his show to discuss health care, immigration reform, and other serious matters several times in past months. 

Poking fun at himself: Jimmy poked fun at last year's infamous Best Picture mix-up (captured above) in a funny ad-spot leading up the Sunday's event

Poking fun at himself: Jimmy poked fun at last year’s infamous Best Picture mix-up (captured above) in a funny ad-spot leading up the Sunday’s event

Traumatized: In the teaser Jimmy explains her newfound envelope-phobia and ongoing nightmares to a therapist, who is later revealed to be none other than Beatty himself

Traumatized: In the teaser Jimmy explains her newfound envelope-phobia and ongoing nightmares to a therapist, who is later revealed to be none other than Beatty himself

Jimmy poked fun at last year’s infamous Best Picture mix-up in a funny ad-spot leading up the Sunday’s event.

2017’s ceremony finished on a chaotic note after stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally announced La La Land as Best Picture instead of real winner Moonlight.

In the teaser Jimmy explains her newfound envelope-phobia and ongoing nightmares to a therapist, who is later revealed to be none other than Beatty himself.

The 90th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4 at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood and air on ABC.

The biggest night in Hollywood! The 90th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4 at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood and air on ABC. Above Jimmy is seen during last year's Best Picture debacle with La LA LAnd producer Jordan Horowitz (left) and Warren Beatty (right)

The biggest night in Hollywood! The 90th Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4 at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood and air on ABC. Above Jimmy is seen during last year’s Best Picture debacle with La LA LAnd producer Jordan Horowitz (left) and Warren Beatty (right)



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