Steve-O supports Jimmy Kimmel after the late-night comedian ridiculed Robert Downey Jr.'s history of drug usage in his Oscars 2024 speech.  

He defended his fellow comedian by saying that jokes are taken too seriously in today's society. "Let comedians tell jokes!" he said to TMZ.  

In addition to calling organizing a grueling profession, Steve-O brought up the fact that sober people frequently discuss their sobriety journeys.  

Additionally, he asserted that Jimmy Kimmel owes Robert Downey Jr. no explanation. He clarified that he will not emulate Jimmy, though, and added that he enjoys being the target of jokes.  

Steve-O's position is in contrast to Jimmy, who made lighthearted remarks about Oppenheimer during the Academy Awards the day before, referencing Downey's prior stint in court-ordered rehabilitation in the early 2000s.   

"This is the highest point of Robert Downey Jr.'s long and illustrious career — well, one of the highest points," Kimmel said. 

Downey was quite sporty during the performance. He has been sober since 2003.   

When the cameras focused on him, he put his finger on his nose and his Oppenheimer costar Emily Blunt giggled and patted him on the shoulders. "Is that too on-the-nose, or is that a drug motion you're making?"   

Downey made a rolling motion with his fingers and responded, "Keep it going, keep it going," in response to Kimmel's joke.  

During his acceptance speech Downey stated, “I’d like to thank my terrible childhood and the Academy — in that order."