"If it happens again, literally everyone who works at ABC should be fired", he told the Television Critics Association on Monday.
"Given the choice between Oprah and our current president, y'know, I'm on the bus with Oprah, traveling the country, encouraging people to sign up and vote", he said.
"I was like, 'I have to see what Seth says and how it is received, '" Kimmel said.
When it comes to how Kimmel will handle sexual harassment or the content of his own monologue, he's not trying to write the script this far out from the award show, especially considering how fast the news cycle changes.
"I don't think of it as the Titantic-caliber disaster that most people do when they reflect on it", Kimmel said, adding that "Ninety-nine percent of the show went pretty well". "If it gets too heavy, you're taking away from that".
Jimmy Kimmel has used his platform as a late night host to talk about healthcare issues - specifically children's healthcare issues - often on his nightly series, but he doesn't plan to use the platform of hosting the 90th Annual Oscars to address the same issues.
"I thought it was interesting".
"I don't intend to use the Oscars as a platform for healthcare, not that I don't think it is something important". "Not that I don't think it's something that's important, but ultimately you have to remember why you're there. [But] suffice it to say, I'm sure it will be a part of the subject matter". Yes, even those jokes take Damon to task for his controversial statements about the #MeToo movement.
As to whether or not Kimmel will joke about Weinstein, he noted "who's to say Harvey Weinstein is going to be alive in two months?"
The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.