Robert Downey, Jr. wanted to be anywhere but the Oscars after Jimmy Kimmel made this cringe-worthy joke

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The Academy Awards struggled to draw ratings yet again.

The fact that they continue to use the show for woke indoctrination didn’t help.

And Robert Downey, Jr. wanted to be anywhere but the Oscars after Jimmy Kimmel made this cringe-worthy joke.

Director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer was the big winner at the Academy Awards.

The film garnered seven Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor, which went to Robert Downey, Jr.

The star actor had been nominated twice before and finally won an Oscar on his third try.

Downey’s struggles

Throughout the early part of his career, Downey struggled with addiction, spending time in prison throughout his relapses before ultimately finally finding his way after attending Catholic services.

Now, he’s been sober since 2003.

However, during the Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel thought it was appropriate to bring up Downey’s 20-year-old drug habit.

Cheap shot

“And congratulations to Silly-Ann’s co-star Robert Downey, Jr.,” Kimmel said.

“Silly-Ann” was a reference to Oppenheimer star Cillian (pronounced “Killian”) Murphy, who took home the award for Best Actor.

“This is the highest point of Robert Downey Jr.’s long and illustrious career,” Kimmel continued. “Well, one of the highest points.”

While the joke bombed with the audience, Downey took it in stride and pointed to his nose.

“Was that too on-the-nose, or was that a drug motion you made?” Kimmel replied.

Downey motioned for Kimmel to move things along and mouthed the words, “Keep going, keep going.”

“Well, look at him,” Kimmel continued. “I mean, look at this guy. He’s so handsome, so talented. He’s won every award there is to win. Is that an acceptance speech in your pocket, or do you just have a very rectangular penis?”

Downey simply deadpanned at the bizarre joke, which drew a laugh from the audience.

People can expect a host to rib members of the audience, but going after Downey’s years-long struggle with addiction seemed like a low blow, even for Kimmel.

Perhaps the best part of the show was when John Mulaney presented the award for Best Sound Design.

Hollywood continues to be out of touch with the American people.

The Academy Awards has attempted to rectify that by nominating popular movies, but the Academy undercut itself by adding woke guidelines for movies to be considered for an Oscar.