Oscars hosts Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes poked fun at Kim Kardashian’s infamous “nobody wants to work these days” comments during last night’s ceremony.
The presenters jokingly offered advice to Judi Dench after she lost the Actress in a Supporting Role to Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. Finding the Belfast actress in the audience, Regina said, “Dame Judi Dench… we have an inspirational quote for you…” Comedian Wanda added, “You know because you didn’t win tonight.”
Regina continued: “A quote from Kim Kardashian… work harder.”
Judi, 87, and the rest of the audience all burst into laughter at the joke, which referred to Kim’s interview with Variety earlier this month where she spoke about her thoughts on work and career success. Kim, 41, told the publication, “I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f—ing a– up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”
Kim set the internet aflame over her tone deaf comments, with users calling her out — including Good Place actress Jameela Jamil who tweeted, “I think if you grew up in Beverly Hills with super successful parents in what was simply a smaller mansion… nobody needs to hear your thoughts on success/work ethic. This same 24 hours in the day s— is a nightmare. 99.9% of the world grew up with a VERY different 24 hours.”
Kim’s sister Kourtney was in the audience with her fiancé Travis Barker, who performed as part of the All Star band for the awards ceremony.