Robert Blake’s Son Slams Jimmy Kimmel Over Oscars Joke About His Late Father

Noah Blake, the son of late actor Robert Blake who went from profitable an Emmy award for his position within the ’70s cop present “Baretta” to being acquitted within the killing of his second spouse Bonny Lee Bakley, referred to as out Jimmy Kimmel for cracking a joke about his father throughout Sunday’s Oscars ceremony.

Noah Blake stated the gag about Robert Blake, who died three days earlier than the 2023 Academy Awards present from coronary heart illness aged 89, was “not funny,” claimed it “landed like a thud” and was “kind of confusing.”

“Two, three days after someone passes away … might not be the greatest time to make a so-so joke at their expense,” Noah Blake informed TMZ this week.

Announcing the annual “In Memoriam” phase, host Kimmel joked:

“Everybody please get out your phones, even at home, it’s time to vote. If you think Robert Blake should be part of the ‘In Memoriam’ montage, text ‘Gimme-A-Blake’ to the number on your screen, or to any number.”

Blake didn’t function among the many tributes.

Noah Blake, considered one of two kids the actor shared with first spouse Sondra Kerr, stated: “I think it was just handled poorly all the way around. I think the whole ‘In Memoriam’ was just botched and bungled really, really badly.”

“Not just from the standpoint of my father… but there were “a lot of other people who contributed a lot in their lives who were left out of that list,” he added. “It’s just entirely wrong.”

Noah Blake acknowledged “people are entitled to their opinions” together with about his father. But “your opinion about someone, personally, really, should be independent from the work that they do,” he argued. “I think Jimmy’s a really funny guy … but he didn’t even seem to feel comfortable telling that joke.”