The Oscars have provided us with many hilarious and cringe-inducing moments over the years. Some of them include Will Smith’s infamous slapping of presenter Chris Rock in 2016, and Jennifer Lawrence’s infamous fall while accepting the Best Actress award for Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. Well, it would appear that the Oscars for 2023 did not let us down either.

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the Oscars in 2023, poked fun at the rumored saliva-fueled feud between Chris Pine and Harry Styles during the 95th Academy Awards by asking human rights activist, Malala Yousafzai about it. Kimmel reportedly suffered a setback after Malala’s deft response to the query.

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscar 2023

Yousafzai was presenting Stranger at the Gate, the short documentary for which she was nominated.  

Kimmel was alluding to the infamous Don’t Worry, Darling premiere scene in which Harry Styles was seen on camera allegedly spitting on his co-star Chris Pine. This incident occurred at the Venice Film Festival.

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What Did Jimmy Kimmel Ask Malala Yousafzai?

The Oscars 2023 host questioned Malala Yousafzai about her opinion of the ‘Spitgate’ controversy involving Chris Pine and Harry Styles. Jimmy Kimmel’s questions were weighted mostly on the infamous media rumor that Styles allegedly spit on Pine. 

He asked the Nobel Peace Prize winner, 

“Your work on human rights and education for women and children is an inspiration. As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, I was wondering, do you think Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?”

The audience roared with laughter.

Yousafzai said she was determined to enjoy the evening in an earlier interview with ABC. She also expressed her support for Austin Butler, Michelle Yeoh, and the performance by Rihanna. 

She went to the Academy Awards to support Stranger at the Gate, a documentary film she produced, and was even nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject. Her heart-touching documentary, Stranger at the Gate tells the suspenseful story of a former US Marine planning a terrorist attack on a mosque in Muncie, Indiana.

Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

Yousafzai, a Pakistani native from Mingora, was shot in the face while riding in a school bus in 2012 at the age of 15. The attacker was a Taliban member. Despite the harm, she never gave up advocating for girls’ education, and, at the age of 17, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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And Malala Yousafzai Responded Flawlessly!

Malala Yousafzai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize before turning 18, has already established herself as one of Pakistan’s leading defenders of women’s education and escaped a Taliban assassination attempt. She is one of the most courageous, motivating, and significant people alive today. 

Therefore, it was only natural that Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the 2023 Oscars, would make her comment on one of the silliest infamous controversies from the previous year: Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine at the Don’t Worry, Darling movie premiere at the Venice Film Festival?

She quickly responded, “I only talk about peace,” without missing a beat when Kimmel asked this question while maintaining a perfectly straight face.

Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai

Kimmel remarked, “That’s why you’re Malala. That’s a great answer.”

Yousafzai served as executive producer on the short film Stranger at the Gate. Additionally, it was nominated for the 2023 Oscar for the best documentary short subject but lost to The Elephant Whisperers.

The Oscars 2023 aired live on Sunday, March 12, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

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Source- Good Morning America; People

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