Jimmy Kimmel bashed by Irish stars for ‘Paddywhacking’ Oscars gags

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Jimmy Kimmel has been slammed by Irish stars for his so-called “Paddywhacking” Oscars gags. The chat show host, 55, returned for his third stint hosting the Academy Awards on Sunday (12.03.23) and his opening monologue included a clanger about the “fighting Irish” stereotype – before he mocked Colin Farrell’s accent during one of his sketches that saw him wonder around the audience asking bogus questions sent to them by “viewers”. RTE radio host Lottie Ryan, 37, was among the first to criticise Jimmy, and said: “It just hasn’t gone down well. It’s not just Jimmy Kimmel that writes these script…

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